1/12/21 4:19 PM CST—
Following 3 weeks of a congressional kabuki, the United States Senate voted 57-43 to acquit former President Donald Trump for inciting the recent attack on the nation’s capital.
After whiffing on an eleventh-hour motion for witnesses and subsequently failing to secure the necessary votes for impeachment, much of Black America is wondering exactly what the Democrats were trying to do?
“They shouldn’t have brought this impeachment from the beginning. It really does stem from political hatred,” said Michael Vanderveen, Trump’s attorney.
It was clear after the first week of trial that the Democrats were ice skating uphill, not only lacking the necessary evidence to directly implicate Trump for his role in the January 6th white supremacist coupe attempt, but also openly demonstrating to America that they lack the political will to wage a legislative war on the nation’s primary threat, white supremacy.
President Biden who has remained silent about his predecessor’s impeachment finally responded to the Senate’s acquittal of Donald Trump on Saturday, refusing to specifically call for any substantive action against Trump or the coup plotters who murdered capitol law enforcement personnel and planted bombs near the capitol buildings. Instead, in a similar manner to Lincoln, Biden asked Americans to come together and heal with the violent insurrectionist.
“This sad chapter in our history has reminded us that democracy is fragile,” Biden uttered, “That is how we end this uncivil war and heal the very soul of our nation,” he said. “That is the task ahead. And it’s a task we must undertake together. As the United States of America.”
The Democrats spent nearly a month and a substantial amount of political capital to “hold Trump accountable” yet predictably for a second time, provided no punishment for their fellow white supremacist.
With the Dems possessing a clear majority in both chambers as well as the presidency, there’s no substantive reason for not instituting legislation for punishing the white supremacist, or for Foundational Black Americans to not be receiving some type of reparations legislation.
The Democrats have also taken just as long to pass a stimulus for the Wuhan virus as the Republicans who they routinely criticized for not moving fast enough.
With this typical chain of events playing out in front of Black America, only one question remains.
Who will the Black Grassroots send to the national House of Representatives to shake things up in 2022?
–Sylvester Loving, B1Daily