If 2021 was the year of instability and 2022, soon to be behind us, is the year of uncertainty, then let 2023 become the year of accountability. Now that our democracy is safe and the people, using the power of their votes, selected democracy over a newly minted authoritarian Republican Party, should we not celebrate by holding all those who planned to overturn our elections accountable for their actions. We owe it to the country and the good people who refuted Trumpism in 2022. We owe it to the sanctity of our own history.
Would that mean Donald Trump could face prison time? It’s highly possible if the Attorney-General of the United States, Merrick Garland, finds the courage to prosecute an insurrectionist President. It really all comes down to one man to make 2023 the year of accountability.
Congress fulfilled its duty under the Constitution to investigate an insurrection. Now, it’s time for Merrick Garland to step up to the plate.
But the people have the right to know who funded January 6
WHO ELSE SHOULD GO TO JAIL?
Although the January 6 Committee failed to mention who funded the insurrection, we believe the Department of Justice, an institution that does not rely on the wealthy to fund its elections, should pursue that angle vigorously. There are no indications such might happen as this issue has mainly remained out of the news cycle. Neither publishers, nor reporters want to pursue that angle because money talks in Washington.
But the people have the right to know who funded January 6. Even if their accountability is an elusive goal.
Besides the financiers of January 6, and Trump himself, we have compiled a list of Republicans we believe should face serious prison time or consequences for their actions. They are:
- John Eastman
- Rudy Giuliani
- Jeffrey Clark
- Mark Meadows
- Michael Flynn
- Peter Navarro
- Dan Scavino Jr.
- Rep. Scott Perry
- Rep. Jim Jordan
- Rep. Andy Biggs
- Rep. Mo Brooks.
In addition to the leadership of the Proud Boys and the Oath Keepers whom the Department of Justice is already prosecuting. Seriously, let 2023 become the year of accountability.
All we need now is for Merrick Garland to fulfill his obligation to protect the Constitution from traitors and fascists.
LET US CLOSE THIS CHAPTER FOR GOOD
Without accountability, this chapter of our history will always remain open as historians and influencers, now and forever, might unleash their pens on the shortcomings of the Department of Justice during these perilous times. Think writing about Mohammad bin Salman without mentioning Jamal Khashoggi. Or, World War II without mentioning the Holocaust.
The criticism, if the Department of Justice fails to lock up the leadership pyramid of the January 6 insurrection, will always come back to haunt us in the future. It would be, by far, one of the worst stains on our democracy. We hope Garland realizes the impact if only he can ignore the minutiae of any legal handicaps his mind might concoct contrarian to the will of the American people.
The January 6 Committee spoke. The American people spoke with their mid-term votes. Trumpism is out and democracy is in. All we need now is for Merrick Garland to fulfill his obligation to protect the Constitution from traitors and fascists.