2021-01-17

George Will on the Trump-Hawley-Cruz Seditionist Triumvirate

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George Will, writing at The Washington Post:

“I want to take a moment to speak to my Democratic colleagues,”
said Cruz. “I understand your guy is winning right now.” Read
those weaselly words again. He was not speaking to his
“colleagues.” He was speaking to the kind people who were at that
instant assaulting the Capitol. He was nurturing the very
delusions that soon would cause louts to be roaming the Senate
chamber — the fantasy that Joe Biden has not won the election but
is only winning “right now.”

The Trump-Hawley-Cruz insurrection against constitutional
government will be an indelible stain on the nation. They,
however, will not be so permanent. In 14 days, one of them will be
removed from office by the constitutional processes he neither
fathoms nor favors. It will take longer to scrub the other two
from public life. Until that hygienic outcome is accomplished,
from this day forward, everything they say or do or advocate
should be disregarded as patent attempts to distract attention
from the lurid fact of what they have become. Each will wear a
scarlet “S” as a seditionist.

Bonus points for the use of louts.