Wednesday, December 2, 2020

He Really Said That


If I said something like what I heard yesterday as part of my official duties, I would be removed and likely prosecuted. There s a toxic environment in The White House right now that the electorate has addressed.

I do not understand why is it OK for and why do Americans approve of people working for the president to say: "he should drawn and quartered, taken out at dawn and shot?"

Trump Lawyer Calls for Ousted Cybersecurity Chief to Be 'Taken Out at Dawn and Shot'

As quoted from Newsweek:

On Monday afternoon, Joe diGenova, a lawyer for the re-election campaign of President Donald Trump said that Chris Krebs, the now-former director of Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) who was in charge of maintaining election security, "should be drawn and quartered, taken out at dawn and shot."


Statements like the one that diGenova made are not OK. It sounds like something that a despot like Kim Jung Un would say and then do. Yet, our president, my president, allows people with these anti-Constitutional views to advise him and work for him. I wonder if The White House will try to "walk back" this statement today?

A statement like that made against a private citizen, which Chris Krebs now is, are illegal! It is a threat! And given the history of the current administration we know that there are dangerous forces out there, like the ones that planned the kidnapping, trial, and execution of the Michigan governor (for background see NPR); who might take action on an utterance such as the one diGenova made. In my view, diGenova should be disbarred and prosecuted.

Sadly, he really said that. 

And we wonder why the divisions in America are becoming so concrete and difficult to bridge?

I am encouraged by the speech and tone of the incoming administration.  Maybe things can and will change and we will become a nation united again.

-- Bob Doan, Elkridge, MD

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