Insurrection at the Capitol

January 7, 2021

What an incredible day it was yesterday. It was shocking to see our United States Capitol building completely swamped with a rabid mob of people. It was shocking to see how easily they were able to overcome the minimal security forces in play to have their way with such a sacred building. But perhaps the most shocking of all is that the entire event was incited and encouraged (then not halted) by the sitting president. Incredible. I spent most of yesterday stunned and glued to the news. It’s a day I’ll certainly never forget.

At the end of the day, as shocking as this episode was, it accomplished nothing. President-elect Biden was confirmed by congress early this morning. He will be inaugurated, as expected all along, on January 20th. The democratic party now controls the House, and the Senate after the victories in Georgia by Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff. It is going to take years to repair the damage done by the Trump presidency. It’s time to get started.