Trump’s attempted coup backfires spectacularly

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Congress certifies Biden victory faster than expected as many Republicans abandon anti-democracy challenges following coup attempt

The extremist MAGA plot to steal the presidency by force backfired as Republicans lost their stomach for their own anti-American ploy.

Take Action: Invoke the 25th Amendment to remove Trump from office IMMEDIATELY


It’s official: Democrats retake Senate with both Georgia races outside recount margin
While MAGA insurgents stormed the Capitol in a violent but pathetic coup attempt that went nowhere, Democrats peacefully took power by simply showing up to vote.



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GOP Senators announce bombshell plan to keep Trump in office

No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen: Beyond disgusting.


Facebook and Twitter lock Trump’s accounts after posting video praising rioters
The video showed Trump repeating unfounded claims that the election was taken from him and encouraging his supporters to disperse after violence erupted at the Capitol.

Take Action: Kick Trump off Twitter for using it to inspire a coup!


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VIDEO OF THE DAY: Trump gives psychotic response to his supporters violent insurrection

After a year demeaning, threatening, and retaliating peaceful protesters marching for their lives, the outgoing Oval Office occupants incited an extremist mob and then took to Twitter to egg them on.


Ivanka Trump forced to delete tweet after calling violent protestors “American Patriots”
The defeated president’s daughter had to eat her words after her characterization was challenged.

Take Action: Charge Trump and his family for corrupt profiteering off the presidency!


Members of Trump Cabinet discussing invoking 25th Amendment
206 weeks in to Trump’s reign of terror, some who enabled him might finally do the right thing.


World leaders are appalled by right wing storming of US Capitol
“US supporters of fascism showed their real face: anti-democratic and aggressive,” tweeted Brazil’s head of electoral court and Supreme Court Justice.


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Violent pro-Trump insurgency on Capitol leaves four dead

The deaths included a woman who was shot, as well as one other woman and two men who died from “medical emergencies,” said DC Police Chief Robert Contee.


Police treated Black Lives Matter protesters and the violent pro-Trump mob very differently
Imagine the police-fueled carnage if Black people stormed the Capitol.


Pipe bomb found at RNC headquarters
Say it with us: MAGA terrorists.


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How did this happen?

Rats fleeing the ship…

Simpler times…


Today’s Action: Remove this president NOW

The violent action taken by right-wing MAGA extremists in Washington D.C. yesterday was a horrifying disgrace, a dark moment in our nation’s history. Mobs of armed Trump supporters raided the Capitol building, temporarily scattering the Congressional electoral college certification of President-elect Joe Biden, vandalizing federal property, terrorizing staffers and local residents, and leaving one woman dead.

They were aided and abetted by many members of the Capitol Police, who were caught on camera opening up barriers and taking selfies with extremists – a far cry from the RIOT-geared and brutally antagonistic scenes against Black Lives Matter peaceful protesters last summer. Law enforcement made a total of 13 arrests yesterday in D.C. (only 13, after angry mobs broke into our houses of Congress!), a clear display of white supremacy in policing when compared to the 17,000 arrests, many of them brutal, of predominantly BIPOC people across the country during the first two weeks of last summer’s non-violent protests.

But these extremists’ biggest advocate was the President himself. Trump has rejected democracy time and time again, and refused to commit to a peaceful transition of power upon the loss of the election, urged violent white supremacist groups to “stand back and stand by” for his signal. Yesterday, he gave that signal, and his minions responded horrifically.

Whether by rule of the 25th Amendment, which gives the Vice President and Cabinet the power to declare the President unfit to lead, or via the impeachment process in Congress, this tyrant must be ejected from the White House immediately.

Today.

Call (202.224.3121), email, tweet-at, and show up (with masks and social distancing, please!) at the offices of your Members of Congress TODAY and demand the immediate removal of this mad, white supremacist, violent dictator from the White House. Our leaders have two options: impeachment and/or the 25th Amendment.

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition to expel the Senators who opposed certifying Biden’s win, and get your copy of the delightful “I Think You’re Wrong (But I’m Listening)” by Pantsuit Politics hosts, Sarah Stewart Holland and Beth A. Silvers, a fun read to help us cope with the aftermath of a post-Trump America.

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