We Are At War

Last night I started this post before I went to bed. I got into a fight with a old facebook friend this morning. She was minimalizing the violence of the Insurrectionist – and blaming it all on me – the old hippie!

FBI tip line for Capitol attacks: Woman stole laptop from Nancy Pelosi’s office, tried to send it to Russia (bostonherald.com)

Getting ready for bed I checked the news again, and the FBI is warning there might be imposters around Biden -with guns! We are at war!

The Republican Party just declared war on our Democracy. They call for unity, but will not say Biden won. All wars begin with this lie, this false call for uniity – and peace! But, the King’s Pawn has gone forward. If we move a piece then this means we are the ones who do not want unity, thus, they have no choice…..but to go to war.

Republicans call for unity but won’t acknowledge Biden won fairly (msn.com)

Where is our Beloved Bodyguard of Democracy? The doors to the Senate Chamger are smashed asunder, and she is not there.

John Presco

(1) Sad Russian Folk Song on cello – YouTube

The FBI privately warned law enforcement agencies Monday that far-right extremists have discussed posing as National Guard members in Washington and others have reviewed maps of vulnerable spots in the city — signs of potential efforts to disrupt Wednesday’s inauguration, according to an intelligence report obtained by The Washington Post.

QAnon adherents discussed posing as National Guard to try to infiltrate inauguration, according to FBI intelligence briefing (msn.com)

Faced with a deeply divided Senate Republican Conference, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is giving his colleagues free rein to vote their conscience when the Senate tries Trump on charges that he incited an insurrection.https://www.dianomi.com/smartads.epl?id=3533

McConnell is telling colleagues that he himself hasn’t decided whether to vote to convict Trump on a House-passed article of impeachment and associates describe the GOP leader “as furious” over that attack on the Capitol by a pro-Trump mob.

The New York Times reported that McConnell has told associates that he sees the impeachment effort as a way for the Republican Party to break with Trump, although the GOP leader later discounted what he called “speculation” in the press.

A Senate vote to convict Trump would need at least 17 Republican votes to be successful, if all 50 Democratic senators vote to convict. A second vote could be held to prevent Trump from running for office again. That would require a simple Senate majority.

While a good number of Republican senators would like to break free of what they see as the destabilizing and often erratic leadership of Trump, Republican strategists and aides warn there is a serious political risk to banning him from future political office.

“I don’t think it’s an easy call, but I think there would be a lot more Republican support evident if it were not linked to the Democrats’ clear desire to prevent him from running for office ever again,” said Vin Weber, a Republican strategist. “That’s the real question politically.

“A lot of people in both parties who want Trump just gone think, ‘That’s good, we’ll just get rid of Trump. He can’t run again,’ ” he added.

GOP senators wrestle with purging Trump from party (msn.com)

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