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13 January, 2021 07:07:45 PM
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The Capitol Hill incident

Everyone had an idea of Trump's extremist and racist level but the Republican leadership did not take notice of him, they stayed by Trump's side. Many senior leaders, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, sided with Trump until the last day. Now they are shocked.
Md. Tareq Hasan
The Capitol Hill incident

The United States is finally going to get rid of Donald Trump. He will leave the White House on January 19 to move to his home in Florida. He also said that, he would not attend the swearing-in ceremony of President-elect Joe Biden on January 20.  Donald Trump's term in office ended in violence and bloodshed as the Capitol Hill conspiracy failed. This proves that the advancement of democracy cannot be stopped by arms or muscle power.

The image of the fierce Trump supporters attack on Capitol Hill on January 6 is not the real face of the United States. The US Congress has once again shown the world the face of democratic progress. Before Trump's departure, he falsely accused the United States of rigging the presidential election which took place on November 3 last year.

To perpetuate or justify Biden's victory, he established himself as a villain in the country's history by launching an armed attack with his fierce supporters during a joint session of both houses of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington DC on January 8.
 
The January 6 attack was not the result of a conspiracy by Russian cyber-attackers, Chinese intelligence or so-called jihadist groups. An outgoing US president himself has instigated his supporters to carry out the attack which is unprecedented in the 230-year history of US democracy.

Everyone had an idea of Trump's extremist and racist level but the Republican leadership did not take notice of him, they stayed by Trump's side. Many senior leaders, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, sided with Trump until the last day. Now they are shocked.

Many people who are known to be close to Trump are leaving Trump's company by mentioning various issues like morality and democracy.  The short-sightedness and fascination of power of the Republican leaders has nurtured the monster. The team will have to pay its dues in the next few years.
 
Top Democrat leaders and senior military officials have warned that Trump will use his presidential powers to prevent the situation from escalating before he leaves office. According to a CNN report, Speaker Nancy Pelosi said President Trump has spoken with Mark Millie, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, about the nuclear weapons code. In talks with him, he called for precautionary measures to prevent Trump from abusing military forces and nuclear weapons.
 
Trump has been blind to the arrogance of power since he was elected president in 2016. When the mind has done what it wants. He has always wanted to keep the administration family-centric. Trump never listened to anyone's advice. He did not think that diplomacy was anything to go by. He was controversial from the beginning because he used to say whatever came in his mouth.

He never respected anyone, not even the closest people. He did not tolerate his own criticism in the media. That is why he was furious with the media. Critics pressured the media to side with him but the US media never defended him.

Trump has done everything in his power to stay in power, even after losing the November 3 presidential election. He has said he would not hand over power to President-elect Joe Biden under any circumstances. He threatened to impose martial law after losing a legal battle.

Then, on January 6, the US Parliament or Congress building, Capitol Hill, was attacked by its own extremist supporters. But Congress has finally stopped him. Even in the face of armed attacks by Trump supporters, they have steadfastly endorsed the victory of Democratic candidate Joe Biden.
 
In the end, democracy and the electoral system of the United States have survived, and arbitrary, racist and undemocratic mentality has been defeated.

Never before in the history of the last 230 years of democratic rule in the United States has a president of such a horrible, insane, moody and stigmatized character come to power.
 
Trump did not have confidence in the verdict of the people of the country and despite getting more than 3 million votes in 2016, Hillary Clinton lost to Trump and accepted defeat. Earlier, another presidential candidate, Al Gore, set a precedent. But Donald Trump is not one of them.
 
For weeks Trump has been saying that January 6 is going to be a day of understanding. He told his supporters to gather in the capital, Washington DC, and challenge Congress and Vice President Mike Pence. According to the plan, he gathered his extremist supporters from all over the country and he collected millions of dollars from the supporters.

Donald Trump was making terrible plans to stay in power. He wanted to stop the process of approving the results of the vote in the joint session of Congress by holding his vice president Mike Pence hostage. He could have stayed in power if he had succeeded, but Mike Pence did not respond to his plan. He made it clear to Trump that he could not stop the process of approving Joe Biden's victory. He does not have the power.

After that, Trump tweeted that he does not have the courage. But the question is whether Trump himself wanted to stop Joe Biden's victory by attacking the Congress building?  Made this table? Or was someone behind it?
 
The Capitol Police has been sharply criticized for this incredible incident, while 2,000 members of the force were involved in guarding the Congress building. Some video footage of the incident showed some policemen standing as the rioters entered the building. Despite unprecedented violence, Trump supporters have been seen leaving the building unhindered.

Many members of Congress have expressed anger over the role of the police. Many members of Congress have expressed outrage at the incident, saying that if the rioters had been black, they would have been shot dead before entering the Capitol. The anti-apartheid movement against the police began last year in the United States over the suffocating murder of a young black man, George Floyd.
 
The attackers in the Capitol building had the Indian national flag in their hands along with the US flag which surprised many. This has caused anger among the citizens of the United States.

A video has surfaced on social media showing supporters of President Donald Trump gathering in front of the Washington DC Capitol. One of them has the national flag of India in his hand.
Supporters of India's extremist politics also gathered there.

The video shows the national flags of the United States and India as well as the Confederate flags. In 1861, 11 pro-slavery states separated from the United States and formed Confederate states.  Abraham Lincoln reunited America by defeating the Confederate States after a long four-year civil war. Unfortunately, the leader of the Republican Party, Lincoln's anti-slavery party, is now outgoing President Donald Trump.
 
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Sumer have called on Vice President Mike Pence to remove Trump from power by implementing the 25th Amendment to the Constitution. The two leaders warned that if the move was not made, Trump would be impeached quickly.  However, due to the long process, there are doubts about how much it will be possible.

The writer is a student of University of Rajshahi. E-mail: [email protected]

 

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Editorial, News & Commercial Offices : Beximco Media Complex, 149-150 Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1208, Bangladesh. GPO Box No. 934, Dhaka-1000.

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