As Joe Biden campaigned for the presidency in 2020, there was a very clear message that we hoped to get across: Namely, that he was going to be a uniter.
For weeks on end, his stump speeches had a central theme of healing and coming together. We heard time and again that he was going to be the President for “all Americans, not just the ones that voted for [him]”.
It seems as though some of his surrogates in Hollywood have decided that the events of January 6th nullify that call for unity.
Far-left actor Alec Baldwin appeared to violate Twitter rules on violence on Wednesday night after calling for Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), who objected to Arizona’s electoral votes on Wednesday, to be brutally tortured — specifically, Baldwin said Cruz should be put “in the stocks,” ridden on a rail, tarred and feathered him
“Put Ted Cruz in the stocks and throw rotten fruit and buckets of horse piss at him. Then ride him on a rail. Then tar and feather him. And film it. For Netflix,” the Saturday Night Live and Boss Baby star said in an angry tweet to his one million Twitter followers.
The angst didn’t stop at the end of Rodeo Drive, either, with infotainment industry voices suggesting that the actions of these lawmakers may have been sedition.
While Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) became the first GOP senator to announce his intention to object to electoral votes, Cruz led a group of senators in vowing to reject to the electoral votes in disputed states “unless and until” an emergency 10-day audit is completed.
The Senate ultimately rejected Cruz’s challenge on Arizona’s electoral votes 93-6.
CNN’s Jake Tapper said on Wednesday that America was witnessing “an attempt at sedition” advanced by the president and his “minions,” including Cruz.
“The definition of sedition is to try to overturn the rule of law through force, and that is what we are witnessing,” Tapper said. “Trump supporters, who have been lied to by Trump and his minions, individuals like Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley, lied to by MAGA media, have been incensed and outraged and they are now resorting to physically trying to storm the Capitol to stop the constitutional process of electors being counted for the person who won the election, Joe Biden, the president-elect.”
A number of lawmakers, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and GOP Congressman Adam Kinzinger, have called for Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove Donald Trump from office.
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