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David Rothkopf: Watch the 1/6 Insurrection Hearings, Then “Tap into the revulsion it triggers” and “turn that into [action]…to ensure that the January 6th mob is repelled once and for all”

The hearings "will describe the greatest crime ever committed by an American president"- Donald Trump.

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See below or here for another great Twitter thread by the brilliant David Rothkopf, this time on “tonight’s Congressional hearings on the January 6th coup attempt.” According to Rothkopf:

  • “…no matter what happens in these or subsequent hearings, the full import of what Trump and his army of supporters sought to do will be difficult to apprehend”
  • “Further, of course, those behind the big crime–an effort to seize control of the government of the United States by force and against the will of the people–have gone to great lengths to distance themselves from the crimes, to cover their tracks.”
  • “You will never hear directly from the main actor behind this crime, President Trump. You will never hear from most of those who worked most closely with him. You will never hear from most of those who funded this coup attempt. You will never hear from key players like Clarence Thomas or his wife, important Senators and members of Congress, Republican officials who promoted the Big Lie. Because the focus of these hearings is on January 6th, we will lose important context.”
  • “You may be shocked by much of what the hearing(s) reveal. But you will not be as shocked or appalled or disturbed by the facts of this case, of the related cases, of the pattern of the crimes and abuses, of the motives and goals of the participants, as you should be.”
  • “The hearings that begin tonight will be part of an investigation into an unprecedented act in American history. They will describe the greatest crime ever committed by an American president…a fact made more stunning by the fact that the president in question, Donald Trump, is by far the most corrupt president in our history, a serial criminal who has flaunted the law his entire life, who has been credibly accused of rape, sexual assault, fraud, colluding with our enemies, obstruction of justice, as well as of sedition. No high public official since the Civil War has so egregiously violated his oath of office, assaulted the Constitution, threatened the survival of our democracy.”
  • “Tonight may be about an insurrection and a corrupt president and enablers throughout his party…but it is more about the elections of tomorrow than those of the past. For all the limitations of these hearings, if they make it clear to voters what is at stake, they will succeed.”
  • “See the big picture. Tap into the revulsion it triggers. Then turn that into volunteering, phone calls, donations, running for office, speaking to friends, writing, posting on social media and doing all you can to ensure that the January 6th mob is repelled once and for all. Because make no mistake, that mob is still out there. Their coup attempt continues. And they will not stop until the voters of America…you and those around you…step up, reject and ultimately defeat them.”

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