January 6, 2021. The joint session of U.S. Congress (House of Representatives and Senators) was meeting to count the electoral college votes from each state and declare who won the presidential election. This joint session was presided over by the Vice President Mike Pence.
While the counting was in progress, thousands of hard core supporters of Donald Trump marched to the U.S. Capitol. They were instigated by President Trump. Violence broke out and the mob breached the perimeter. They broke down the barriers.
Trump supporters forced lawmakers to evacuate the Capitol and stop the formal count of the 2020 Presidential Electoral College Votes.
The Capitol Hill Police could not control the situation. They asked for help from the National Guard. They arrived promptly and brought the situation under control. 4 protesters died. One person was shot dead. Three others died because of “medical issue” as per the police.
Joint Session of Congress finally, after a 6 hour delay, certified Joe Biden as the next U.S. President.
Rioting is a bad idea. If they think there was election fraud, go to the court and file a suit with strong evidence. Storming the Capitol building will not change the electoral college votes.
Trump has only 12 days as President. Now there is talk of invoking the 25th Amendment to remove Trump from office. That is another stupid idea. This will bring more riots and mayhem.
There is a talk of arresting or impeaching Trump. This is a useless idea. President can pardon anybody for any crime. Most likely, Trump will pardon himself, his family, his advisors and his friends. Can he pardon himself? It was never done before. U.S. laws do not say anything about a President pardoning himself. If he does that, there will be law suits. Finally, Supreme Court will decide.
My advice: Hey you lost the election. Instead of rioting, work towards the 2024 election.
As the famous American Football commentator, “Dandy” Don Meridith would sing at the end of the football game
Turn out the lights. The party is over.