I suppose the D.C. police, and the Capital police, and the Sergeant-at-Arms will have their apologists but, honestly, I don’t know what to make of their failures yesterday to protect the Capital but that …
Their respective leadership is grossly incompetent, or …
They were cooperating with the insurrection.
After all … I knew that yesterday would be violent.
Is there any sane reading of this tweet as anything but a threat of violence to prolong his tenure? https://t.co/By2MdFW7aI
— Bob Felton (@BobFelton) January 6, 2021
Somebody named Melissa Ryan knew yesterday was going to be violent.
We should probably talk more about how Donald Trump wants his supporters to get violent on his behalf tomorrow. He's been encouraging them to come for a few weeks, and now inciting them. The only reason you'd tweet something like this is if you want electeds to fear violence. pic.twitter.com/EtcfsMV0J0
— Melissa Ryan (@MelissaRyan) January 5, 2021
I had a text discussion with my brother and nephew yesterday morning, and they knew yesterday was going to be violent.
But the pros, the people who draw a salary for protecting the District of Columbia … they didn’t see it coming?
I reject without equivocation any suggestion that nobody imagined Donald Trump would incite violence against another branch of government. He was inciting violence at his rallies w-a-a-a-y back in 2016, and he specifically threatened violence in connection with the Congressional certification of the Electoral College’s vote count; that what it means to say that the Deplorable One-third “… won’t stand for a landslide election victory to be stolen.”
Again, then, we are talking about gross incompetence, or cooperation with the Insurrection. In either case, there needs to be a wholesale cleaning of those organizations’ management ranks.