Here are tonight’s headline stories:
NYT, May 18, 2021:
Politico, May 18, 2021:
WAPO, May 18, 2021:
Investigation of Trump Organization now exploring possible criminal conduct, N.Y. attorney general’s office says
Meanwhile, Trump’s lackeys in Congress are still trying to obstruct, deny, and hide from an investigation into Trump’s insurrection.
And they’re tossing you people under the bus, because you’re too stupid to recognize that they’re no more your friends than Trump was.
They’re just using you. You’re useful idiots. Tools. In every sense of the word.
Rep. Andrew S. Clyde (R-Ga.) downplayed the events of Jan. 6 as “acts of vandalism” and suggested it was a “boldfaced lie” to call what happened that day an “insurrection.”
“Watching the TV footage of those who entered the Capitol and walked through Statuary Hall showed people in an orderly fashion staying between the stanchions and ropes, taking videos, pictures,” Clyde said. “You know, if you didn’t know the TV footage was a video from January the 6th, you would actually think it was a normal tourist visit.”From “‘Normal tourist visit’: Republicans recast deadly Jan. 6 attack by pro-Trump mob,” The Washington Post, May 12, 2021.
Here’s the long and the short of it, cops.
Even after Trump’s insurgency on January 6, you still support him.
Even after 140 of your colleagues were injured in his melee.
Even after one of your colleagues was killed in the line of duty, defending democracy against his insurrection.
Even after two more of your colleagues took their own lives in the days following.
Even now, four and a half months later, when your own Repugnant Party representatives in the House and the Senate are trying to rewrite history, pretending that his insurrection never even happened.
Even now, when your representatives are pretending that your 140 colleagues weren’t injured in it.
Even now, when your representatives are pretending that Officer Brian Sicknick didn’t get killed by insurrectionists.
Even now, when Rep. Andrew S. Clyde (R-Ga.) called Trump’s insurrection a “normal tourist visit.”
And even now, when Trump is on his way to being exposed as the true criminal he is…