By A.J. Nino Amato
UW-Platteville Adjunct Professor
Public Policy and Social Change
The U.S. House of Representatives must move swiftly in its response to Donald Trump’s attempted insurrection—and then practice great patience. They need to impeach Donald Trump before January 20 but hold off on sending the articles of impeachment to the U.S. Senate until President-elect Joe Biden moves his vital Economic and Public Health Recovery Legislation during his first 100 days in office.
While we wait, voters and community leaders can help honest conservative Republicans and pro-Trump evangelical leaders search their souls and remember who they claim to be. We need to be relentless in enlightening them about who and what Trump is and has always been: a self-serving, narcissistic, sociopathic autocrat filled with irrational thoughts and hate for anyone who challenges him.
It’s not easy to admit you are wrong or acknowledge you have been fooled by a con man. But if our nation is to come together it’s necessary for a significant number of GOP and religious leaders to acknowledge the serious damage Trump’s presidency has done to our nation and to America’s moral leadership in the world. Then the healing process can begin.