On Wednesday night, after a terrifying day in which a violent mob of hundreds of treacherous and armed Trump fanatics stormed the Capitol in Washington, DC, attacking police, forcing members of Congress into hiding and occupying the building for hours, Seth Meyers – like Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Kimmel before him – opened his Late at night show with a dark monologue.
“As everyone knows by now, today’s day has been filled with surreal and horrific scenes of armed insurgency with the aim of destroying – by violent means – American democracy. It was a sequence of events unheard of in the modern history of this nation, and the images should be etched into our collective consciousness for the rest of our lives, ”Meyers explained.
He continued, “I think it’s important, as the first draft of the story is being written and we’re all dealing with what we’ve witnessed today, to be so clear and clear. as possible. What we saw today was a violent insurgency and an attempt to overthrow the rightfully elected government of the United States. And it was instigated, directed, and encouraged by President Donald Trump and more than a few members of the Republican Party and right-wing media.
Indeed, a number of Republican senators – including Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley – as well as right-wing media such as Fox News, OAN and Newsmax, fueled Trump’s tyrannical takeover after losing the presidential election of 2020 by a substantial margin (74 electoral votes and more than 7 million popular votes). And these seditious, white nationalist criminals have taken it upon themselves to terrorize the Capitol, waving Confederate battle flags and even replacing the American flag with a Trump flag.
“As we watched all these astonishing scenes of violence, sedition and insurgency against our democracy, anxiously hoping for a return to calm and order, the President of the United States told the traitors and the mob: ‘ We love you, you “are very special, I know how you feel,” Meyers said, referring to a video full of lies of Trump that was pulled from social media platforms. “And he does. He knows what they are feeling because he has spent four years telling them in such detailed and obnoxious fashion how they should feel. So we should be shocked, but we cannot be surprised. The president wanted it, he led it, supported it, he instigated it and encouraged it. He told that same crowd a few hours earlier that they should never concede; that they have to show their strength and fight.
Then came the kicker: “There must be consequences to stoke violence and sedition, or else we’ll see him again,” Meyers argued. “And as far as Trump is concerned, the only way our democracy can survive this painful time is to be immediately removed from office by cabinet or Congress and sued. Nothing less is tacit permission to continue using his office, and his influence after his departure, to foment sedition and dismantle democracy.
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