The media are aglow with news that two U.S. Capitol Police officers are suing Donald Trump for inflaming, encouraging, inciting and directing a riot at the Capitol on Jan. 6. It fits their narrative. But this doesn’t and therefore gets no coverage: The real insurgent is the speaker of the House.
Two days after the regrettable events at the Capitol, which no serious or honest person would call an insurrection, Democratic Speaker Nancy Pelosi called U.S. Army Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Her objective was to strip Donald Trump of his constitutional executive authority. She followed up the call with a letter to her power-hungry Democratic colleagues:
This morning, I spoke to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley to discuss available precautions for preventing an unstable president from initiating military hostilities or accessing the launch codes and ordering a nuclear strike. The situation of this unhinged president could not be more dangerous, and we must do everything that we can to protect the American people from his unbalanced assault on our country and our democracy.
She, of course, brought up Richard Nixon in the letter, goading her co-insurrectionists to organize a mutiny by reminding them that Republicans first enabled “their rogue president” before eventually insisting to Nixon “that it was time to go.”
“Republicans in Congress need to follow that example and call on Trump to depart his office – immediately. If the president does not leave office imminently and willingly, the Congress will proceed with our action.”
Judicial Watch believes “the call between the House speaker and the nation’s top military officer – regarding the powers of a sitting president – set a ‘dangerous precedent’ that could affect future presidencies.” So concerned was the group that it filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the Defense Department, which so far hasn’t responded.
Is Judicial Watch wrong? Was Pelosi trying to pull a coup against a sitting president, previously having been unable to remove him from office using both constitutional and unconstitutional means? Imagine if a Republican House speaker had ever tried to enlist the military in removing a Democratic president. The screeching demands from Democrats and the media for an investigation – which would have been warranted – would have been ear splitting.
It’s impossible to separate Pelosi’s actions from the Democrats’ efforts to rule rather than govern. The events of Jan. 6 are simply another “crisis” they can take advantage of. But more than 74 million Trump voters and millions more who didn’t vote for him stand in the Democrats’ path to absolute power in America.
To remove these impediments, the nation’s deplorables and Neanderthals and bitter clingers, the Democrats have to poison, gaslight, and bully. Eliminating political discourse by labeling those with opposing views as racists, calling in the National Guard to repel an imaginary threat, shutting down speech that doesn’t advance the leftist agenda, destabilizing Western civilization, producing election laws that would give them a permanent political majority, enforcing woke orthodoxy, tacitly endorsing and encouraging Antifa and Black Lives Matter to conduct a campaign to spread chaos, destruction, and fear – these are the means Democrats are using to carry out their putsch.
In a real and frightening sense, Pelosi and her Democrats want to overthrow the country. They hope to destroy civil society and replace it with a political society. They don’t wish to be bothered by dissent or challenged by adversarial ideas.
If Pelosi had been successful in using the military to oust Trump before the peaceful transfer of executive governance on Jan. 20, that single act would have gone a long way toward solidifying her party’s raw political power – and taking America one step closer to being a banana republic.
— Written by the I&I Editorial Board
So why now? She has been office for years, why is she acting so violently and democratically? Perhaps her boldness comes from the fact the American people are so docile, unwillingly to fight back? Perhaps because the Republicans are so sheepish and unwillingly to fight back? Perhaps she has the backing she has needed that she did not have in the past – deep state?
Perhaps all of the above? Whatever we ARE a banana Republic now. Why you ask? Because we have lost the one strong weapon Americans had – the only one other than violence – our vote. We must get it back. Before you say we haven’t we have! W No longer have the ability to influence the political world – the election was stolen and no one was willing (in the political) world and say so. They all hid, afraid it could end up in violence, no the ideal but what other options are there. Interesting that the arm general did not respond. What was it he was waiting for – the Republicans to find a spine, perhaps.?
Good article and I believe spot on, except I believe we are that banana republic.
Political power is appetizing and Lady Pelosi is ravenous. She has limited time left given her age and wants to chew on the power toy for as long as possible. And this particular time in our republic potentiates her desire:
1- many independent voters were exhausted by the Trump presidency and may tune out as Her
Ladyship goes batshit crazy, their silence giving her lots of slack
2- she will get no substantial pushback from Democrats in the House or Senate
3- slow Joe Biden is unlikely to demur
4- Republicans can marshal cogent arguments against her autocratic designs but lack attractive
speakers and are simply terrible at messaging
It may be time to add prayer to the mix, for the woke confessional is silent, the Lady and her horde will never repent, and absolution is impossible.
Want to overthrow the country? They did.
No. Trump tried to overturn an election by starting an insurrection. You know this. Stop lying about it.
Interesting Daniel you really believe this in-spite of the facts. Well, I hope you enjoy paying higher taxes and living with the “Green New Deal”. Trump did nothing of what you accuse him. Insurretion??? Ha, ha, You mean the one Antifa and the Democrats invented. Perhaps you are paid by the word? Whatever. I am a poll l worker and if you have a person inside you can cheat. Sad but true. I think what bothers me the most is the fact that my only contribution that I can make to the government has been take from me. Nancy is not the brains behind this, she is not smart enough. Good luck Daniel, I pity you, you are so lost.
Your fantasies are duly noted.