Former Attorney General William Barr has denounced President Donald Trump for inciting an armed insurrection and occupation of the United States Capitol.
“Trump’s conduct as a violent mob of his supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol was a ‘betrayal of his office and supporters,'” the Associated Press reported on Thursday morning. “Orchestrating a mob to pressure Congress is inexcusable.”
Barr was once one of Trump’s most devoted subjects, coming in a very close second to Vice President Mike Pence’s unimpeachable fidelity – which even in the wake of Trump sending an angry mob to hunt him down has remained as steadfast as ever before.
Regardless, Barr resigned on December 23 after having become fed up with Trump’s nonstop nonsense about fraud in November’s election.
Scores of elected officials, current and former public servants, and legal experts have described the Trump-sanctioned terrorist attack as sedition, if not treason.
Pence, however, has refused to consider ousting the president, despite bipartisan calls from within the halls of Congress for Trump’s immediate removal from office – which are accumulating rapidly – either through a swift impeachment trial or the 25th Amendment to the United States Constitution.
The stampede of crazed Trump supporters who stormed the congressional headquarters had been riled up by Trump, Donald Trump Jr., and Rudy Giuliani – Trump’s comically inept courtroom and television legal proxy – at a “Stop the Steal” rally in Washington, DC on Wednesday morning.
All three men encouraged the hoard of suburban subversives – nearly all of whom were white – to partake in acts of “combat” against the federal government.
The pasty-faced coup forced lawmakers in the House and Senate to be whisked away to secure locations, delaying the certification of President-Elect Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory.
Pence presided over the counting of votes, which was eventually completed at 3:40 a.m, formally concluding the 2020 presidential election.
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