Memory loss, avoidance, rejection
For this reason, Doinne considers it right that Democratic congressmen have pushed the issue of impeachment in response to Trump’s incitement to attack the Capitol and the democratic process itself, whose extremely violent nature is becoming increasingly apparent through newly published footage.
Impeachment was pushed by 232 congressmen, 197 against, with 10 Republicans supporting Democrats, according to the political scientist. He explains that the fundamental question of the whole debate is the steps that are necessary to reconcile the American nation.
„The solution advocated by most Republicans? Memory loss, avoidance and rejection, “Criticizes the author of the comment. According to him, the Republican Party forgets the role it has played in supporting Trump over the past four years, avoiding the co-responsibility it has for spreading Trump’s dangerous lie that the election – which was definitely won by Democrats – was actually “stolen” by Joe Biden, as well as to tell his followers the truth about the election and Trump himself, as Senator Mitt Romney eloquently showed during the election debate.
There is a view that is not shared by the Republican Party’s “sweepers” that Trump’s impeachment will only disrupt Biden’s efforts to begin his presidency in a generous and unifying style, the professor admits. He believes the Republicans have clung to the argument as they opposed the impeachment of impeachment on Wednesday, several of whom defended Trump and sought an excuse to vote for him for the last time.
Many of those who were willing to divide the country last week and question Biden’s victory have literally turned into Franciscan apostles promoting a warm fellowship as their only goal, Doinne points out, quoting Republican Congressman Tom Cole: “Let’s look ahead, not back. Let’s unite, let’s not split up. We celebrate the peaceful transfer of power to the new president rather than the removal of the old president.“
These words sound nice only until we learn hard from history, which shows that after a deeply divisive struggle, a more lasting unity cannot be established if one side continues to spread myths, if those who divided the country refuse to admit their role in deepening the schism, if the crimes are swept under a rug woven from the threads of politically comfortable oblivion, warns the political scientist.
Efforts to create a new order of racial justice in the southern states after the US civil war for almost half a century have been thwarted by the myths of Confederate supporters who presented the war on slavery as an honorable defeat and revival – the democratization of an unjust society – as oppression, the expert said. He adds that the Weimar Republic, Germany’s noble democratic experiment, fell in part due to the reluctance of political elites to admit their own failures in World War I and to accept a new regime.
There is no peace without repentance
„At present, the United States will only move forward if Trump’s radical attacks on democracy are named and condemned, only if his false claims are rejected by his own party, only if any form of false analogy to alleviate or relativize Trump’s shameful behavior is fully and utterly condemned., “The author of the comment continues. It acknowledges Republican Congresswoman Liz Cheney’s attempt to offer the party a better path, and recalls that its support for Trump’s impeachment has been repeatedly praised by Democrats.
According to Cheney, the president surrendered to the crowd, which he convened, ignited the attack and was responsible for everything that happened, because without his involvement the events at the Chapter would not have taken place, warns the political scientist. He adds that the congresswoman described the situation as the biggest betrayal of the American president towards the office and the oath at the constitution.
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Similarly, the third highest-ranking Republican Congressman, Kevin McCarthy, was one of Trump’s most servile advocates, but has now called on him to “resist the temptations of further polarization,” Doinne points out. He points out that McCarthy also admitted that Biden legitimately won the election only after violent and disturbing events, from which he concludes that a society polarizing politicians will only oppose polarization when their dishonest game is named.
Democratic Congressman Jim McGovern believes that the events at the Capitol would never have happened if everyone had spoken out in unison and opposed the president when he was not telling the Americans the truth and spreading the big lie, the professor points out. It complements McGovern’s view that unity cannot be achieved without truth and responsibility.
Democratic Sen. Chris Coons, a former student of the seminary who, according to the commentator, is one of America’s most conciliatory top politicians, said on CBS television last week that peace can only come with repentance. The political scientist then agrees with Republican McGovern that the path to repentance is paved with truth and responsibility. “We can be grateful that the ten Republican congressmen who voted in favor of the impeachment took the first steps, “Uzavírá Doinne.
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