We Dare call it Treason
From the Wall Street Journal about the insurrection of 01-06-21:
[After] Wednesday’s disgrace and what to do about the 13 days left in Donald Trump’s presidential term, Democratic leaders Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi are demanding that Mr. Trump be removed from office immediately — either by the Cabinet under the 25th Amendment or new articles of impeachment. There’s partisan animus at work here, but Mr. Trump’s actions on Wednesday do raise constitutional questions that aren’t casually dismissed. …
This was an assault on the constitutional process of transferring power after an election. It was also an assault on the legislature from an executive sworn to uphold the laws of the United States. This goes beyond merely refusing to concede defeat. In our view it crosses a constitutional line that Mr. Trump hasn’t previously crossed. … [It is] a far greater dereliction of duty than his ham-handed Ukrainian interventions in 2019. It is …
If Mr. Trump wants to avoid a second impeachment, his best path would be to take personal responsibility and resign. … We know an act of grace by Mr. Trump isn’t likely. In any case, this week has probably finished him as a serious political figure. He has cost Republicans the House, the White House, and now the Senate. Worse, he has betrayed his loyal supporters by lying to them about the election and the ability of Congress and Mr. Pence to overturn it. He has refused to accept the basic bargain of democracy, which is to accept the result, win or lose.
Wall Street Journal’s Bottom Line: It is best for everyone, himself included, if he goes away quietly.