After almost two years of hearings before the American People, hundreds of thousands of pages of evidence and hours and hours of sworn testimony, the attack on the US Capital by supporters of the former Republican President, Donald J. Trump, the Department of Justice has been handed a duty to perform.
For the first time in history, a president has been charged with attempting to overthrow the U.S. Constitution and the will of the American People. The failed attempt was carried out on live television, with the whole world watching as it happened.
The DOJ is not required to prosecute and jail the accused. It has only to present the case to a jury and allow our system of justice decide what shall be done through them. This is where the rubber meets the road, as they say.
I expect the next year will be one dominated by Republicans seeking to distract attention away from the man they are having a hard time explaining. They will bring charges against any Democrat for any imagined charge they came contrive of, but they will never be able to dismiss the attempt to destroy the U.S. Constitution or explain the acts of many of their own members who assisted in the big lie that Joe Biden did not win the vote of the people and the Electoral College. All of their claims of fraud and cheating have been investigated and lacked any evidence when put before judges across the nation, and even Republicans who were responsible for ensuring that the vote counts were accurate found that the vote was fair, and accurate and that Joe Biden had indeed and in fact become the president in the 2020 election.
Lassen County is a deeply Republican County. Is it so far out of step with the U.S. Constitution that it will remain faithful to the man who has no faith in the U.S. Constitution at all?
James Ausmus, Leavitt Lake