On January 6th, President Donald J Trump, having lost his reelection campaign, organized a "Save America" rally in DC. At this rally, he directed the crowd of his most loyal fans to attack the Capitol building with the intent of injuring sitting congresspersons and disrupting the election certification process. This was a desperate bid to remain in power, while Trump himself went to cower in the bunker at the White House. Of note during this attack is that Trump prevented the National Guard from intervening.
138 police officers suffered injuries, with at least 15 requiring hospitalization. Of the rioters, an unknown amount were injured and at least 5 required hospitalization. One officer perished after being pepper sprayed and suffering two strokes (which demonstrates how non-lethal non-lethal methods can be). One rioter was fatally shot while climbing through a window, one died to a meth overdose, and two died due to heart related conditions.
Since this time, 684 people have been charged in relation to the coup attempt. Unfortunately, Trump and his higher ups have not and likely will never suffer any penalties for instigating this attempt to overthrow our democracy. In almost complete lock-step, the Republican party has backed Trump and refused to support an investigation into the January 6th attack on our government. This hyper-partisan behavior in response to a direct attack on our government has clearly demonstrated that the Republicans only value the end result and don't care if they get into power legitimately.
This thread is specifically focused on the coup attempt, the investigation of the coup, and other coup related topics. Some general discussions of Trump and Republican fuckery are expected, but if it veers too off topic, please take the appropriate thread or start a new one. For some specific topics:All the Other Trump CrimesThe House, The Senate, and Congress In GeneralLabor and Organization ThereofImmigration and Homeland SecurityPolice Brutality
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