The impeachment has finally concluded, and without surprise, the Republicans could not find a backbone to prosecute the twice impeached former President Donald J. Trump for his role in the riots at the Capitol in Washington, DC. However, there were some interesting names that did not vote in favor of the former president. One of those names? Senator Richard Barr. So many questions were left unanswered. Why were witnesses not called? Why not put Capitol Police Eugene Goodman on the stand? Goodman is the same man that was later awarded the highest congressional honor (Congressional Gold Medal) for leading rioters away from the Senate doors during the insurrection. Why not give him an opportunity to speak on the incidents that took place on January 6th, being that he was actually in the midst of chaos, face to face with the violent mob?
Those questions will never be answered, but a positive that did emerge out of this hideous impeachment was Rep. Stacy Plaskett calling out Republicans for their blatant racism. It is still unbelievable that a riot sparked by Donald Trump-a rally for white supremacy-actually took place at the United States Capitol.
What is not surprising is the mayhem happening in the St. Louis jail. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected every stitch of this country including the correctional facilities. Prisoners throughout this unprecedented pandemic have experienced blatant human rights violations. The recent riot in St. Louis is a direct result of those violated rights.
Speaking of COVID, are we dining inside restaurants with a new strain on the virus running loose? From the impeachment to healthy and safe eating venues, the real question is “What’s in it for Us?”