“Unfortunately, those who received the subpona have declined today, and we are compelled to take this step to ensure that the committee discloses information regarding January 6,” said Benny Thompson, D-Miss, chairman of the committee, in a statement. “We urge our colleagues to abide by the law, to fulfill their patriotic duty and to cooperate in our investigation like hundreds of other witnesses.” (NPR, May 12, 2022).
The committee invited these individuals to testify voluntarily, and they arrogantly declined. Trump has taught his allies well. The most cunning president in US history has modeled on lying, violating the constitution, obstructing justice, misusing classified information, tax evasion, sympathy for Putin, violating foreign policy rules, embracing white supremacists and inciting revolt. In addition to those crimes, Trump also sought to overturn the 2020 presidential election, spreading “big lies” that he had won the election by landslide and supporting a conspiracy to insert fake selectors to steal Joe Biden’s election vote. The five Republicans who have been subpoenaed today are credibly involved in a Trump-led conspiracy to overthrow the election.
Although Trump supporters have denied the allegations, the allegations are substantiated and undeniable. For legitimate members of the Democratic and Republican media outlets, it’s time to eliminate hyperbolic, dishonest journalism and report truthful news. Fox, supported by Mark Zuckerberg’s insatiable appetite for money at the expense of democracy, supports authoritarianism over democracy. The foundation of the Republican Party is people who have lost their moral compass. There are plenty of conservative Republicans to support those who do not lie, or violate the Constitution, or support racist, anti-social policies, or believe in conspiracy theories or deception. 75% of Americans acknowledge that Trump is psychologically abnormal, dangerous, and using political power for personal gain.
The media must stop empowering the Republican Party’s anti-American, hypocritical, false religious base. Stop talking about their “strong influence”. They are a minority. They do not want to make America great. “Great” means respecting the constitution, not a distorted version. “Great” means embracing diversity, not trying to overcome it. “Great” means protecting the integrity of the free press, not endorsing the Russian-borrowed phrase “fake news” against reports you don’t like. “Great” means treating each other with respect and empathy, even in disagreements. President Biden has called the MAGA an extremist political movement to destroy democracy.
Trump is being investigated for business fraud, tax evasion, election interference, electoral fraud, incitement and planning of insurrection, rape, and violation of the Presidential Protection Act and the Elimination Clause of the Constitution. Because Trump is a power-hungry puppet, he followed Senator Mitch McConnell’s corrupt playbook and piled up federal courts with federalist conservatives and illegally installed Supreme Court justices after refusing to consider Obama’s election three weeks before the next presidential election. A court seat 9 months before the next presidential election. McConnell himself has been investigated for corruption and his relationship with Russia #MoscowMitch. The five newly-appointed members of Congress are now drowning in Trump’s whirlwind where career and fame are dying.
In addition, it is disturbing that the Trump base claims to be the majority religious Christian; However, they act like liars or people who have never read the teachings of Jesus. Instead of pursuing peace and brotherhood, they are humiliating the country by believing in anger, hatred, baseless superiority, orthodoxy and conspiracy theories. Those who plan to vote for “big false” candidates should be deprived of their right to vote in order to support those who plan to steal the losing future elections. Reading the words of the Bible and acting against them will guarantee the fate of those who believe in salvation.
Trump is being investigated for business fraud, tax evasion, election fraud, incitement to insurrection and planning, rape and violations of the Presidential Protection Act and the Elimination Clause of the Constitution. Because Trump is a power-hungry puppet, he followed Senator Mitch McConnell’s corrupt playbook and piled up federal courts with federalist conservatives and illegally installed Supreme Court justices after refusing to consider Obama’s election three weeks before the next presidential election. A court seat 9 months before the next presidential election. McConnell himself has been investigated for corruption and his relationship with Russia #MoscowMitch. Trump is still not pointing out the DOJ’s negligence of duty. Constitutional scholars such as Lawrence Tribe, a professor at Harvard Law, are concerned and frustrated by Attorney General Merrick Garland’s inaction toward Donald Trump.