Apparently jealous of all the attention Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene is getting on the other side of the aisle, Rep. Maxine Waters appeared on MSNBC Tuesday to remind everyone that she is, without question, the dumbest person in Congress. In a discussion about former President Trump’s role in precipitating the January 6th attack on the Capitol, Waters said that he should face stiffer penalties than impeachment can provide.
“He absolutely should be charged with premeditated murder because of the lives that were lost for this invasion with his insurrection,” Waters said. “For the President of the United States to sit and watch the invasion and the insurrection and not say a word because he knew he had absolutely initiated it – and as some of them said, ‘he invited us to come. We’re here at the invitation of the President of the United States.”
The media and Democrats are making a lot of hay out of this point: That many of the people charged with crimes relating to insurrection are using the defense of “Trump TOLD us to do it.” No one seems to address the simple reply, which is of course they’re going to say that. They’re being advised by their lawyers to blame the president for their own bad choices. It’s their only hope of getting off the hook. Why should we give these claims any credence at all?
Of course, we don’t expect that Waters to get the nuance of this point, since she apparently doesn’t even have a basic understanding about what it means to charge someone with murder.
Waters is not alone, though, in calling for Trump to face criminal charges. In a piece for The Nation this week, deranged leftist Elie Mystal made the same case.
“Arguably, the events of January 6 (to say nothing of the 77 days leading up to it) constitute the worst actions a sitting president has ever taken against his own country,” Mystal wrote. “Trump sent an armed mob to attack Congress. The last person to even try that was Robert E. Lee, and he got his ass handed to him at Gettysburg, 85 miles from Washington, D.C. Trump will go down in history as the first president who tried to violently overthrow his own government. If he is allowed escape justice for these actions, then he won’t be the last.”
None of this happened, but what did happen is this: On January 6th, we hit peak Trump Derangement Syndrome. These frothing, diseased Democrats know that Trump is not only NOT going to be convicted in the Senate but that he’s also NOT going to face criminal consequences for…giving a speech. Their bloodlust, unsatisfied by Biden winning the election, has now become entirely insatiable. It will probably be some time before they realize how badly they’re embarrassing themselves.