WASHINGTON (AP) – This time the fury to surround the Capitol comes not from the rebel mob but from within.
Anger over performance is sinking – Democrats against Republicans; Republicans against Republicans; Legislators from both parties against the horrific security failure that made the top leaders of the government vulnerable to last week’s violence as well as coronoviruses in their ranks.
The fury arising out of the new campaign of Democrats to impeach President Donald Trump is also heating up.
It’s a “powder keg” moment, one Democrat said. This is definitely a historical.
The House is moving to make Trump the first president since Wednesday as part of an extraordinary effort to remove him from office before the inauguration of Democrat Joe Biden. The charge to be brought against him: “incite to rebellion”.
Once again the founders’ phrase, “high crime and misdeeds,” has been turned against Trump, who the Senate acquitted in its first impeachment trial. And the Congressmen are raging in the hallways and offices and the harvesting by the attackers is still sweeping the offices.
Shaken members, accustomed to long-time protective bubbles, questioned whether they could afford their bulletproof vests for taxpayers (yes they). Democrats assimilated a collection of always-trumpers – Republicans who pressed the president’s false accusations of a fraudulent election even after the mob, driven by the same falsehood, eventually turned away.
Democratic Sen. Bob Casey of Pennsylvania, among others, for the expulsion or condemnation of Republican members who argued in Trump’s case to overturn the will of voters if those lawmakers refused to resign. Democrats were primarily after the selection of Sen. Josh Hawley of Missouri, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas and House lawmakers, who tried to hinder Biden’s election certification.
Casey said, “Failing to hold those responsible for the rebellion would be a profound injustice and give a green light to future authoritarians.”
The Democratic Rape said. Jamie Ruskin of Maryland: “They have a completely independent reality, completely separate from the world of facts, and this is the basis of fascism. When you combine racism, anti-Semitism, conspiracy theories and magical thinking Yes, it is an absolute powder cork in the case of attack on democracy. ”
Republicans were also finger-pointing from Republicans. According to some former lawmakers, as well as congressional GOP allies, it was aimed at California’s House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he did not publicly state the matter. Were not authorized to discuss with.
Some House Republicans are angry that McCarthy, one of Trump’s staunch defenders in Washington, defended him too forcefully and for too long, making it difficult to separate himself from Trump after the siege of the Capitol.
In contrast, Kentucky’s Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell explicitly criticized Trump’s campaign to overturn Biden’s election, stating that “it would harm our Republic forever.” He did so even when the mob broke up the Capitol and marched towards the outpost against the police.
McCarthy acknowledged the resentment among her Republican colleagues about the attack in a letter on Monday, declaring that “I share your anger and your pain” and make sure she knew that the threat of the mob was even closer to her. Was.
“Zip’s ties were found on the staff desk in my office,” he wrote. “Windows was sabotaged. Property was stolen. Those pictures will never leave us.”
As the veins on the actions of Trump and his Deadhard loyalists were not raw, the three Democrats who were sheltering with Republican House members when they were escorted to a safe room disclosed that they had made up for COVID-19 Tested positive. In those hours some Republicans in that room refused to wear masks.
Indeed, one of Washington’s newly infected, Pramila Jayapal, said, “Many Republicans not only brutally refused to wear a mask, but shamelessly mocked colleagues and employees who offered them one.”
Reps. Bonnie Watson Coleman of New Jersey and Brad Schneider of Illinois were the others who announced positive tests after their time in the room as everyone waited to hear if more cases were coming.
Democrats were livid.
“In the midst of a deadly attack on our United States Capitol, a number of our Republican allies laughed at the rules designed to not only protect our allies, but to protect the lives of workers’ teams Keeping things, law enforcement, and employees at the Capitol, ”said Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Mich.
On Tuesday, the House Sergeant at the weapons office issued a statement stating that all members and other members should be barred from visiting the Chamber, including firearms, and whoever wore the mask on the floor of the House If it fails, it will be removed. The House was also voting to impose fines on MPs without covering the face.
At least one MP as a screening requirement, new representative Ray. Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., Has spoken openly about carrying her gun on the grounds of the city and the Capitol, which holds gun-control Democrats.
New metal detectors outside the House Chamber also provoked some Republicans, some of whom obscured or ignored the devices, claiming they were preventing them from voting.
At a virtual meeting of the House’s rules committee, Democrats implicated Republicans to stem the myths of Trump in a stolen election. Trump’s accusations were denied for weeks by judges and election officials, but prompted crowds and are still believed by Trump supporters’ beliefs.
“When does Donald Trump’s service end?” Demanded a Democratic representative. “It should be easy to answer.”
“When people speak, it’s over,” he went on. Otherwise, “We have nothing.” There is no America. “
There were some signs that the top Republican in the House was supporting his unbreakable show of allegiance to Trump.
McCarthy joined most of the House Republicans in December to support a lawsuit to block Biden’s election, and last week again certified Biden’s victory with two votes. The lawsuit and both votes failed. He has so far avoided publicly trampling Trump. But at a private conference on Monday with GOP colleagues, he expressed an openness to stop Trump.
McCarthy “exacerbated the president’s dissolution about fraud in the presidential election,” former Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Arries, who frequently collided with Trump, said in an interview last week. “It’s been irresponsible. Mitch doesn’t fall into that category.”
“McCarthy is all in with Trump,” said Paul Cook, who retired as a GOP congressman from California in January and had differences with him for years. “I think sometimes you have a great nation, it’s not always a party.”
For Cook, it all comes down to the oath of office. “You take an oath, many people forget that kind of words,” he said.
In their oath of office, the legalists vow to protect the constitution “all enemies, foreign and domestic.”