Trump incited an armed mob against our country | Letter to the editor

Posted 1/25/21

Donald Trump is a failed would be dictator who attempted to overthrow the dually elected president of the United States. 

After losing the election for president of the United States of …

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Trump incited an armed mob against our country | Letter to the editor

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Donald Trump is a failed would be dictator who attempted to overthrow the dually elected president of the United States. 

After losing the election for president of the United States of America, Donald Trump claim election fraud. His legal teams filed over 60 legal challenges, but they were unable to produce in court any evidence of massive voter fraud.  Donald Trump spent months publicly delegitimizing the election system, and then de-legitimized the courts. 

Having failed in the courts, Donald Trump crossed a clear red line and engaged in three known illegal attempts to overthrow the election:

He attempted to coerce the Georgia Secretary of State to change the vote count.

He attempted to coerce the vice president to illegally stop the certification of the electoral votes.

He incited an armed mob, he had been priming for months, to invade the capital to stop the certification of the electoral votes.

If Donald Trump had succeeded, we would have lost our republic. These crimes can not go unpunished without dramatically increasing the risk of future assaults on our freedom. Donald Trump needs to be impeached, convicted, indicted and sent to prison. Anything less will provide incentives to future would be dictators. This must never happen again.

Robert Landry
PORT TOWNSEND

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Tom Camfield

And he's not through yet. As long as money continues to talk and some of his self-centered supporters continue to support him with it. I doubt he willl wind up behind bars, where he belongs. Things will be tough on the Biden-Harris administration, cleaning up thr Trump mess, before the mid-term elections are upon us in 2022.

Monday, January 25
Justin Hale

Illegal/fraudulent voting exists, to what extent we will never know, that seems to be a question that those courts who said Trump's cases "had no standing" don't want to hear. Not much different than when in 2017 Trump set up a commission to investigate the integrity of our elections, that commission was disbanded after numerous lawsuits were filed against it, our own AG Furgeson filed one of those suits. Seems that questioning the integrity of our system is not allowed.

The FBI and other agencies knew that there was going to be law-breaking and possible violence before Trump gave that speech on the 6th, some people went to that rally prepared and determined to create that riot. Trump told those at the rally to peaceably and patriotically demonstrate, and the majority did just that.

Why is it we hear nothing in the news about the leaders and organizers of the BLM riots being brought to justice for inciting violence?

Monday, January 25
Justin Hale

Tom,

You got that right, money talks, or as Bob Dylan put it " money doesn't talk, it screams". Another example of that is Suzi LeVine being moved up into the Biden administration. LeVine, a well know fundraiser for the Democrats "loses" 650M. to "Nigerian" scammer's and gets moved up the ladder, with nit-wit Inslee praising her for a job well done.

Not to worry about things being tough on Biden Tom, certainly the MSM will not be tough on him.

Monday, January 25
Marge Samuelson

So, Just in hale, you don't think trump is a liar, just says dumb things? The Republicans should be very careful with following the Trump lies, the election in 2022 could change everything, there are 34 Republican seats out of 100 up for election in 2022. The Democrats have a lot of money (a little of which came from me) to be used in the 2022 Senate election. 434 (all the seats) for the House of Representatives.

Yes, money talks, Georgia proved that, with getting the vote out for Democrats. Thank you Georgia! I will be donating to those states that want to be flipped!

Sunday, January 31
Herbert T Birdfoot

funny you didn't spout off about the burning looting and murdering done by antifa and BLM all over the country and a lot in Seattle. I guess that's ok if they vote like you do? How many private businesses got burned and looted by "Trumps' armed Mob". NONE! How many innocent people got assaulted or killed by Trumps armed mob? NONE Now compare that to your BLM and Anitifa friends. Maybe you like murderers and criminals and thieves? Maybe you are one too? Birds of a feather flock together

Sunday, January 31