A warning came from Judge J. Michael Luttig, former US Court of Appeals judge for the Fourth Circuit, at today’s January 6th Committee hearing:
I have written that today, almost two years after that fateful day in January of 2021, that still, Donald Trump and his allies and supporters are a clear and present danger to American democracy.
That’s not because of what happened on Jan. 6. It’s because, to this very day, the former president, his allies and supporters pledge that in the presidential election of 2024, if the former president or his anointed successor as the Republican Party presidential candidate were to lose that election, that they would attempt to overturn that 2024 election in the same way that they attempted to overturn the 2020 election, but succeed in 2024, where they failed in 2020.
Luttig added that “they are executing that blueprint in open and plain view of the American public.”
Luttig is a widely respected conservative judge whose manner of speaking was painfully slow and halting. Nevertheless, he closed with a warning that was clear and emphatic. Trump and his supporters are still very dangerous and still plotting to gain control of the US government.
January 6th wasn’t the end; it was just the beginning.