January 6th is a day that won’t soon be forgotten, and its direct aftermath could last for months, if not years.
As the nation begins to look for a peaceful path forward from here, there are plenty of opinions out there as to what to do with Donald Trump. It appears as though he has finally accepted defeat, (although Keith Olbermann is irresponsibly hinting that it’s a ruse), and there is little doubt that he’ll be physically in Mar-a-Lago soon.
But what next? Does Trump run again in 2024? Or, more likely, does he become a driving media force that forever pushes the Republican Party to the right?
Michelle Obama wants that latter option off the table.
“Now is the time for Silicon Valley companies to stop enabling this monstrous behavior — and go even further than they have already by permanently banning this man from their platforms and putting in place policies to prevent their technology from being used by the nation’s leaders to fuel insurrection,” said Michelle Obama in a statement on Thursday.
Obama also compared the incident to the BLM events of 2020.
In her statement, Obama also mentioned last summer’s Black Lives Matter riots, which she referred to as “an overwhelmingly peaceful movement.”
“This summer’s Black Lives Matter protests were an overwhelmingly peaceful movement — our nation’s largest demonstrations ever, bringing together people of every race and class and encouraging millions to re-examine their own assumptions and behavior,” said Obama.
“And yet, in city after city, day after day, we saw peaceful protestors met with brute force,” she continued.
Facebook has suspended Donald Trump until at least January 21st, and Twitter had previously suspended his account for 12 hours after the events of Wednesday.
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