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The Nation Readies for a Divorce

April 26, 2021

For generations, advice given to Southern men accused of infidelity was “Deny, Deny, Deny.” House Minority Leader, Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) is from Bakersfield, a little more than one hundred miles north of LA, but “southern” enough to have learned that advice given to men caught in the act.

Yesterday, Sunday April 25, grilled by Chris Wallace on Fox, McCarthy claimed that Trump was unaware the U.S. Capitol was being stormed until McCarthy called and urged him to tell his supporters to stop.

That is the opposite of what McCarthy told House colleagues on January 6 that he begged the president to tell the mob to end the violence. Trump replied: “Well, Kevin, I guess these people are more upset about the election than you are.”

The events on January 6 are in dispute only by supporters of former President Trump who expect him to seek the Office of President in 2024.

I tracked Trump’s actions and statements from the time of his return from France in July 2017 and called for an equally grand parade as the French who celebrated storming of the Bastille. I wondered whether all those troops gathered in DC would come in handy when needed to fulfill Trump’s desire to stay in office.

I was convinced my instincts were right when in May 2019 Trump retweeted Jerry Falwell, Jr.’s call for extending Trump’s term of office by two years as “reparations” for the two years of investigations into a connection between Putin’s Russia and the Trump 2016 campaign.

On January 6 Trump supporters gathered on the U.S. Capitol grounds at Trump’s request and were urged by the President to affirm his charge that the election was stolen.

If given a choice between Kevin McCarthy’s denials and my own judgment, I would be compelled to call for immediate divorce proceedings.

Something of the sort was attempted at the second Impeachment of Donald Trump but a conviction was thwarted by U.S. Senators afraid of what their constituents would do to them if they did what was necessary to affirm limits placed by the Constitution of the United States on our elected chief executive. We are now confronted with a farcical denial of facts and an ambitious former President who intends to become President at all costs.

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