President Trump incited insurrection and should be immediately impeached, convicted, removed from the oval and forever barred from public office. I hope the Republican members of Congress who have enabled his antidemocratic behavior for four long, critical years realize just how much damage they have done to this country.
David Craswell, Walnut Creek
This was a coup attempt, fueled by a failed businessman and carried out by self-proclaimed patriots who have been sold a bill of goods and refuse to listen to reason. It was pure treason in its rawest form. I cannot believe that they filmed themselves doing it. I do believe that this man and his minions are directly responsible for the deaths of five Americans. It is not too late to impeach him.
Dwight Adler, San Ramon
President Trump stated during his campaign that he alone was in a position to “fix” the nation’s problems. In the following months it was clear to anyone who cared enough to look that he was ill prepared for a leadership role of any kind, much less the presidency. Without question, he caused the storming of the Capitol on Wednesday – through his unending stream of falsehoods, invective and conspiracy claims, and his direct and indirect incitement of a doggedly dedicated group of followers. He could have stopped it but instead he threw gasoline on the problem and struck the match. And people died because of him.
He should be held responsible and accountable for Wednesday’s events.
Howard Buxton, Berkeley