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Day of infamy

To the editor:

Jan. 6, 2021, a day that will live in infamy. I am not trying to take credit for that statement — merely repeating what was said yesterday regarding the insurrection that took place in Washington.

For months, Trump has been fomenting violence regarding the election that he lost. The social media giants bear some responsibility for what happened to the Capitol building and to American democracy itself. But more importantly, people like Elise Stefanik, Mike Pence, Ted Cruz, Josh Hawley, Mitch McConnell, Lindsay Graham and others like them are also responsible for what happened. They have continually endorsed Trump’s seditious rhetoric. Pence, McConnell and the others are not heroes for finally finding their backbones. They have been cowards from day one of this presidency.

The Capitol Police who actually did their jobs and protected people are the heroes. The staffers who saved the electoral votes from the traitors were the real heroes yesterday. If ever there were people who deserve to be awarded the Medal of Freedom, these people should receive it. The votes would almost certainly have been destroyed.

Even after what transpired earlier in the day, Stefanik and others voted to uphold objections to Electoral College votes. They are still afraid of Trump.

Trump needs to be removed from the White House, forcefully if needed.

I hope people remember what Stefanik and the rest of her group have helped Trump to do.

Patrick Buckley

Proud veteran

Proud but embarrassed American

Ellenburg Depot

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