Rioters, vandals, insurrectionists, anarchists … and stupid
Call them what you will, those people who invaded the US Capitol on January 6, but be sure to include “stupid.” Most of them didn’t wear masks because they somehow think they are immune to Covid. But it takes only a modicum of intelligence to know you should cover your face and conceal your identity if you are going to commit a crime. Yet some of them were even posing for pictures and taking selfies. Mugshots, if you will. Because, sooner or later, they will be identified, arrested, and charged with a variety of crimes, not the least of which will be murder of a police officer.
And changing my previous stance, I now support the impeachment and conviction of their “dear leader,” Pres. Donald J. Trump. Yes, the 25th Amendment, if invoked, would immediately remove him from office. But impeachment and conviction, if it could be achieved before January 20, could include language that would bar him from ever again holding office. And that is a notable, very worthwhile goal. Particularly when he has told some allies that he plans to run again in 2024.