Posted: Jan 14, 2021 10:41 pm
by SafeAsMilk
The_Piper wrote:
SafeAsMilk wrote:
The_Piper wrote:I understand it being physically dangerous for anyone to vote for impeachment, and not just Republicans. I can empathize with not wanting to have death threats. However, the Democrats in Congress were a lot closer to looking down the barrel of a gun than any Republican voting for impeachment. The people inside the capitol with a noose and hand ties protesting that their president lost the election, were probably planning on physically harming Democrats.

The gallows was built for Mike Pence.

In that sense Republicans not voting for impeachment due to safety concerns after what went down on January 6, are failures. That's no excuse.

No excuses were offered.
The rumor was that the noose was for Pence, but the zip ties were for who knows. I'm guessing they planned on harming Democrats like Pelosi and Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, etc. Wasn't that part of the same rumor?

I'm sure they would've been more than happy to get their hands on dems as well, Pelosi in particular was the target. AOC said she thought she was going to die. Republicans, finally, are starting to see what that feels like. And what's more, because they would be traitors according to these nuts, it would be no surprise to me if they feel they're particularly high on the target list.

Another rumor was that there were Republicans saying they supported impeachment but didn't vote for it due to fears of their and their families safety. That's the excuse I mean. It's a hypothetical excuse for the time being, offered by unnamed Republicans.

I don't understand why this "excuse" seems so outlandish to you. My position is fuck them, they made their bed now lie in it. But their buyer's remorse doesn't seem strange and mystifying to me.