No Abatement

I just ordered a copy of the January 6 report. I need to read through it. I’m not a big fan of Donald Trump and I’m interested in an accounting of how he tried to get away with his latest and boldest caper.

In a recent article in The New Yorker, the reality of Trump’s misdeeds and a recounting of the hearings was laid out in review. I was reminded, for the 807th time, that what unfolded on January 6 was not a series of unrelated events. It was, rather, a concerted effort to interfere with the results of what was, over and over again, revealed to be a free and fair election with next to negligible reasons to question any result.

The simple and astonishing fact remains that Donald Trump didn’t want to be seen as a loser, so he looked for favors, employed all the tools of his particular pre-POTUS “trade” to try to finagle an outcome that made him look like a winner. The fact that what he did was incriminating and seditious mattered not at all to him. Nor does any of this matter to those who continue to support him.

After the hearings and the resultant criminal referrals, along with the lackluster results of the 2022 midterm elections due in part to a negative “Trump effect,” Trump’s approval rating lost less than a point and still hovers around 40 percent. Forty percent of Republican voters are still with him, despite everything!

Meaning the assault is likely to continue.

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