Reflecting on an #MLKDay happening in the wake of White rioters storming the US Capitol, @PenielJoseph says King’s "last revelatory year of political activism and organizing” offers a way forward: "America needs the revolutionary King now more than ever”
"It was the second impeachment for Trump — unprecedented in US history. The first time, no House Republican voted 'aye,' and in the Senate, only one Republican, Mitt Romney, voted to remove him from office."
"Those police officers, police leaders and police unions who have reciprocated the corrupt embrace of a lawless president have betrayed not only the public trust but the trust of their brothers and sisters in uniform," writes @Calex_law
.@ScottJenningsKY writes: If a Senator believes Trump to be the wrong person to lead the GOP moving forward, and/or that he must be punished for subversive actions, does convicting him make him go away faster or does it make him a martyr?
.@joelockhart: "...lost in the debate was the root cause -- the big lie and who was telling it -- that set off the chain of events leading to the ransacking of the Capitol and the death of five Americans"
"Mind you, none of this is good, helpful or in adherence with American democratic norms, nor should it be tolerated. But it exists as part of our reality, so we must deal honestly with it," writes @ScottJenningsKY.
.@gaby__goldstein and @davedaley3 write none of us should be surprised by the Capitol Hill insurrection. "Months of escalating threats and violence at our state capitols should have served as notice of what was coming."
Gregory E. Sterling of @YaleDivSchool argues the Capitol insurrectionists who used Christian symbols and rhetoric as a weapon against America were “trampling upon the principles of democracy and Christianity”