I’m contacting all of my representatives, but I thought this note to Senator Klobuchar was bloggable, so here it is:
Dear Senator Klobuchar,
First, I appreciate the comment you made last night on the RMS, when you turned back an expression of concern about your welfare, noting that you and your colleagues are fine, it is the American people at risk.
What happened in the Capitol was little more than a group of hoodlums egged on by the Hooligan In the White House to act badly. That the bad acting turned into an invasion was a failing of the police and security. The security failed in part because the People’s House has open door and open spaces, which is a feature, not a bug, but also, because (it appears) the police helped them, or at least, did not try to circumvent their plan. That was white privilege, especially obvious in comparison to the way everyone, white, black, or brown, are treated when we stand up to say that Black lives matter.
This was just the tip of an iceberg, but a very problematic iceberg, to say the least. Four years of Trump; decades of a Republican party that chooses to gain power at all costs, and that first forgot how to govern, then forgot how to be ethical, then forgot how to be moral; and centuries of slavery, Jim Crow, and deep and damaging racial bias in all aspects of society.
I write to ask you to engage forcefully in whatever action is necessary to remove Donald Trump and the rest of the Trump crime family from the White House, and from government, and to disqualify Trump from ever running for public office again. He is the disease, you are the immune system. Short term, the Congress must regurgitate (or something) Trump at the nearest curb. Long term, the Congress needs to help our governmental institution’s build immunity to this sort of pathogen in the future.
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