It is imperative that Donald Trump be impeached in order that it be so recorded in history books. There are some people who seek it for vengeance or retribution; but that is not the central issue; It is a matter of consequences.
What we experienced was an insurrection—no greater crime can be committed against an established government. This cannot be swept away or minimized, it is a sacrilege that puts a dark stamp on our history, and its author must suffer consequences.
Trump has lied relentlessly throughout his term of office. He was fact-checked in the media and it made no difference to him and each time, the news went on to other things. But his last ‘Big Lie’ of a rigged election that stole the votes from him—a lie he repeated over and over—incited an insurrection. The Capital was stormed by a raging mob sweeping through it, hunting congressmen, destroying sacred property and inflicting destruction, pain and death.
Throughout his presidency Trump had played loose with laws and established order. He has no respect for truth and made grandiose claims of his superior intellect, exhibited obsessive-compulsive behavior (endless tweets) and is paranoid, claiming that the press and all but his ‘base’ is prejudices against him. Prejudice is defined as: ‘a perceived opinion that is not based on reason or actual experience’. The strong anti-Trump opinions that came to light were not due to prejudice but to his exhibited attitudes and behaviors—that does not constitute prejudice.
In his earlier trial for unlawful acts and abuse of power, he was impeached by the House but exonerated by a Republican Senate more concerned with retaining power than doing what was right.
What happened January 6, 2021 is too consequential to treat it as ‘another one of Trump’s blunders’. Our nation’s image was damaged as the whole world watched. It would be unjust if the perpetrator of such a heinous crime suffered no consequences.