[Ed. – Did someone mention ‘incitement’?]
I’m not sure if people have completely wrapped their minds around this, but we have an entire political party that has converted into an authoritarian — albeit Americanized version — style of politics that cares nothing about U.S. democracy or anyone who is not white.
With the exception of a few dissenting Republican senators who aren’t up for reelection until 2024 or 2026 (only Lisa Murkowski of Alaska is on the ballot in 2022) or are retiring, the GOP not only acquitted Donald Trump of inciting an insurrection that he clearly incited, but they told Republican voters that the lies Trump told them were true: The election was stolen and you have a right to be angry about that.
And it’s working.
During the impeachment trial last week, his defense lawyers reinforced those lies, and Republicans basically sat by and said nothing to counter them.
(h/t Weasel Zippers)