Domestic terrorists are threatening renewed attacks on the orderly processes of government. There is no reason to believe that Trump and his newly installed lackeys in the Defense Department and the Pentagon will provide needed security. Domestic terrorists threatened Lincoln’s life prior to his inauguration, and his route was altered to avoid them. Once again, 160 years later, unconventional precautions must be taken to protect our democracy from armed extremists who relish any damage they can inflict on it.
Meanwhile, articles of impeachment have been drafted. The requisite evidence, in the form of Trump’s words and behavior and their consequences, is in plain view. The House should impeach him tomorrow. If the senate could function responsibly, it would try, convict, and remove him the same day.