The document, which is more than 800 pages long, recommends the Justice Department pursue criminal charges against former President Donald Trump for his role in the attack. And they say Congress should act to bar Trump, and others involved in the Jan. 6 insurrection, from ever holding federal office again.
Every President in our history has defended this orderly transfer of authority, except one.
… No man who would behave that way at that moment in time can ever serve in any position of authority in our nation again. He is unfit for any office.
They released it on Friday, not today.
During a discussion on Jan. 4, an advisor, Max Miller, tried to dissuade Trump from [personally marching to the Capitol], citing the security risks. In response, Trump “floated the idea of having 10,000 National Guardsmen deployed to protect him and his followers from any supposed threat by left-wing counterprotesters.” The committee acerbically observes that, in contrast, Trump never ordered the National Guard “to protect the U.S. Capitol, or to secure the joint session proceedings.”
The incoming Republicans have explicitly sworn to not only undo anything the Jan. 6 committee has done, but to punish the Dems for doing it. They will certainly do everything they can to interfere if Garland decides to prosecute, making a historically difficult case even more difficult. And again, not a rhetorical point: a Republican win in 2024 means an effective end to any prosecution, and a complicated, highly politically-charged criminal case can easily take more than two years to reach a final conclusion.
If you want a conversation, please talk the real-world implementation of this report in light of the above actual, real facts.
No person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress, or elector of President and Vice-President, or hold any office, civil or military, under the United States, or under any State, who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress, or as an officer of the United States, or as a member of any State legislature, or as an executive or judicial officer of any State, to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof. But Congress may by a vote of two-thirds of each House, remove such disability.
No person shall... hold any office, civil or military, under the United States... who, having previously taken an oath... as an officer of the United States... to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same
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