History will not for forget “The Big Lie.”
Abraham Lincoln once said, “From whence shall we expect the approach of danger? Shall some trans-Atlantic military giant step the earth and crush us at a blow? Never. All the armies of Europe and Asia...could not by force take a drink from the Ohio River or make a track on the Blue Ridge in the trial of a thousand years. No, if destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of free men, we will live forever or die by suicide.”
On Jan. 6, Donald Trump held a "Save America" rally in Washington that resulted in insurgents taking the Capitol. The insurgency resulted in five people dying, including one police officer and over 140 officers injured. Trump was then impeached for the second time, and at the impeachment trial, 43 senators found him not guilty, saying he was out of office, thus voting for suicide.
When 43 senators voted not guilty, they were, in essence, saying it was alright that the "very stable genius" attempted disenfranchisement of our election, hence our democracy. The same party impeached a former president for lying about consensual sex and then condoned an insurrection for political purposes. The party will forever be aligned with the “The Big Lie” and the Jan. 6 insurrection on our Capitol. They witnessed the fire and turned their backs on the Constitution.
Suppose a person charged with attempted bank robbery asks for the same punishment that the "very stable genius" received for impeachment. The attempted bank robber argues that he was not successful, not unlike the president's attempt to disenfranchise the election, and he had left the scene of the crime. In that case, you may say that dismissing attempted bank robbery is different. You would be correct; there is a difference. The person who is trying to rob the bank was trying to steal your money. The "very stable genius' was trying to steal our democracy.