If you aren’t worried about the heavy-handed and histrionic reaction by the Democrats to the recent “insurrection” at the Capitol, including the farcical second impeachment of President Trump and the increasingly irresponsible use of words like “seditious” and “treasonous” to describe Republicans, you should be. Every authoritarian seizure of power since the Athenian coup of 411 BC by a small cadre of oligarchs was ostensibly meant to save “the people” from some manufactured crisis or wildly exaggerated threat. If you don’t think the January 6 mayhem in Washington falls into the latter category, look at its description at Wikipedia, where it’s listed under “Coups and attempts since 2010.”
If listing the January 6 mayhem in this category seems ludicrously excessive, it’s a model of judicious circumspection compared to the absurd portrayals of the incident by the Democrats. Not satisfied with impeaching President Trump for “inciting violence against the Government,” despite countless videos of him urging the protesters to march “peacefully and patriotically,” Democrats like Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) have also insinuated that GOP representatives were in league with the barbarians at the gate and even helped them to break into the Capitol building: “Their accomplices in this House will be held responsible.” Rep. Mikie Sherrill (D-N.J.) got even creepier with this minatory video:
We can’t have a democracy if members of Congress are actively helping the president overturn the election results. Not only do I intend to see that the president is removed… I also intend to see that those members of Congress who abetted him, those members of Congress who had groups coming through the Capitol that I saw on January 5, a reconnaissance for the next day, those members of Congress that incited this violent crowd, those members of Congress that attempted to help our president undermine our democracy. I’m going to see that they’re held accountable and, if necessary, ensure that they don’t serve in Congress.
Conveniently, Rep. Sherrill fails to share how exactly she knows the January 5 visitors to the Capitol were conducting “reconnaissance for the next day.” Is she clairvoyant? There is no evidence that any Republican member of Congress assisted anyone to enter the building on January 6. The only people known to have provided access to the building were the Capitol police shown in this video. In reality, the members of Congress whom Nadler and Sherrill want to “hold accountable” are the Republican representatives who objected to presidential electors they believe were illegally certified by Democratic officials in several important swing states. [ … ]