So many lies led up to last Wednesday’s riot in Washington. Now there are new lies being proffered on the right-wing web to defend the indefensible. And President Trump’s cheering section is desperately trying to bury the riot down the memory hole.
Wednesday was the peak — maybe. Every day, more evidence of the attack comes to light. Much more reporting is still needed. I agree with Yashar Ali, who said Sunday night: “I feel like we know just 5% of the insurrection story.”
Tapper concluded: “What happens to us? What happens to our country if we continue to pretend leaders who played a role in this attempted coup, in this terrorist attack, end up doing just fine without no consequences at all? Will January 6th, 2021 be remembered as only the beginning?”
Was Wednesday the peak, or just the beginning?
“The lie outlasts the liar,” Snyder wrote. “The idea that Germany lost the First World War in 1918 because of a Jewish ‘stab in the back’ was 15 years old when Hitler came to power. How will Trump’s myth of victimhood function in American life 15 years from now? And to whose benefit?”
Trump will be impeached, unless…
“It will be the first time any American president has been impeached for a second time,” Wolf Blitzer said on air Sunday night.
→ Big picture: More than 104 hours have elapsed since Trump incited a riot at the Capitol. And he is still in office.