My Turn: Insurrection questions and issues of doubt

  • Violent protesters, loyal to President Donald Trump, storm the Capitol, Wednesday, Jan. 6, in Washington.  Ap

Published: 1/17/2021 9:03:24 AM

Who is responsible, who was involved, financing the federal legislators who voiced opposition to the Electoral College documents being legally presented at Congress that day?

Only 1/5 of D.C. or Capitol Hill police were on duty that day when it was known Trump was organizing a protest rally nearby the Capitol.

Few effective barriers were erected and what is always a most scrutinized entryway to the building was effectively breached. There were no police on horses as with other demonstrations or with mob presence.

Photos are seen of some legislators and police seemingly complicit in the mob behavior allowing entry into the building.

Those gaining violent and destructive entry into the Capitol Building knew exactly where to go to locate offices and tunnels otherwise undesignated.

Hours elapsed before tear gas was used.

The mayor of D.C. called Trump for the National Guard to come but with no response.

Congress people tried to protect themselves. No protective backup arrived for hours when the National Guard finally did arrive.

Groups wore banners of hatred, racism, anti-Semitism, insurrection and Confederate flags were flown in our Capitol Building.

Few were arrested that day because of the 6 p.m. curfew.

Minor felony charges like trespass and stealing … were pressed.

Some mob leaders were stationed at the famous Willard Hotel, one of the most expensive hotels in D.C. located across the street near the White House and are photographed in celebration the night of the riot.

Some mobsters were carrying zip tie cuffs — difficult to obtain military and police objects of restraint.

Because of these unanswered and incomplete questions, there remains suspicious and complicit behavior that must be investigated. Any legislators, officers, military functionaries, and others in power must be held accountable and punished now.

Nina Keller is a resident of Wendell.

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