The tide might be formally turning against Donald J. Trump. According to a bombshell report in the New York Times, Mitch McConnell has spent his previous days this week privately backing the purge of Trump via impeachment and conviction.
The animosity against Trump has been steadily growing for some time. Leading up to what was the Capitol attacks, Republicans within his own ranks had come to a sort of reckoning themselves like McConnell now is. As the most powerful Republican in Congress, McConnell must now come to a decision to remove Trump or face what likely will be the slow-and-painful death of the Republican party. A death that may not be reversible.
It isn’t just McConnell, though, facing a tough reckoning against the backdrop of a far wider reckoning nationwide. America is waking up to the fact that for decades some of these people and politicians have lied through their teeth. Lies that only led to themselves and their families being enriched but Americans were often left high-and-dry. With the pandemic having forced so many home it left plentiful time to reconcile with the fact that to the government America currently has — many of you reading this very article are getting left behind by the same people supposedly representing you.
Liz Cheney, the No. 3 Republican (whether you love or hate her herself) is among the growing number of Republicans that feel it is time to give Trump the boot. Although against the backdrop of credible threats of more violence, and although it is the right and likely thing they will do, removing Trump likely will lead to violence on the streets of America that hasn’t been seen in centuries. Sites like Gab.com and what was of Parler were among just some of the sites openly allowing their members to promote and foster a community of violence.
“The president of the United States summoned this mob, assembled the mob, and lit the flame of this attack,” Ms. Cheney said in a statement. “There has never been a greater betrayal by a president of the United States of his office and his oath to the Constitution.”