The Darkest Day In American History

7 January 2021 will be remembered as one of the darkest days in American history. Early on this day, thousands of Trump supporters breached the US Capitol. The mob disguised as a patriotism act incited by the sitting President Donald Trump in a bid to overturn his defeat in the November 2020 election was condemned by politicians in the US and around the world. With guidance from your econs tutor Singapore in econs tuition Singapore, discuss the social and political implications of such a mob.

The Last Kicks Of A Dying Horse

It was the last chance for Trump to overturn the November 2020 election as lawmakers were set to certify President-elect Joe Biden’s victory. Unwilling to admit his defeat, the sitting President Donald Trump repeatedly claimed that the election was “stolen” from him. In his Twitter and Facebook posts, he encouraged his supporters to rally in support of him and his allies. As a result, thousands of Trump supporters turned up in the US Capitol, Washington DC. The rally eventually turned violent and went out of control. In consultation with your econs tutor Singapore in your econs tuition Singapore class, compare President Donald Trump with President Richard Nixon who was overturned due to the Watergate scandal. To learn more about the Watergate scandal, you may sign up for econs tuition Singapore with a reputable econs tutor Singapore. Videos circulating on social media showed Trump supporters scaling the walls, breaking windows and breaching barricades to get into the parliament building. During the four-hour clash between Trump supporters and the police officers, four people died. Dozens were injured. Lawmakers from the Senate and the House of Representatives were evacuated for safety. The parliament session only resumed hours later after law and order were finally restored. You may consult your econs tutor Singapore in econs tuition Singapore about the possible consequences for these rioters.

Calling it “an unprecedented attack on American democracy incited by the United States president”, Washington DC’s mayor, Muriel Bowser imposed a 6pm to 6am curfew to clear the streets of the Capitol city. A public emergency was declared until 21 January 2021, after the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden. Police has made 52 arrests in relation to the mob and is gathering information to identify others involved in the mob. You may discuss with your econs tutor Singapore in your econs tuition Singapore class the importance to hold these rioters accountable.

Time To Face The Consequences

As Washington DC’s mayor Muriel Bowser has put it, “He must be held accountable.” After Trump’s divisive rhetoric posts on 6 January 2021 have led to the reckless actions by his ardent supporters, Twitter and Facebook suspended his accounts. Social media, especially Twitter has been used extensively by Donald Trump to promote his propaganda. Nowadays, social media is also widely used by econs tuition Singapore teachers to engage with their students outside econs tuition Singapore classes. One such example is Mr Edmund Quek, principal econs tutor Singapore of Economics Cafe Learning Centre, the best econs tuition Singapore centre.

Later on 7 January 2021 hours after the chaos, US lawmakers reconvened to certify the electoral votes in November 2020. Several Republican Senators who had planned to object to Biden’s win changed their minds after witnessing the chaos caused by Trump’s false accusations and obvious desire to hold on to power. Despite the “shameful assault anointed at the highest level of government, … It cannot, deter us from our responsibility to validate the election of Joe Biden”, US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced after the Parliament session. On 10 January 2021, Pelosi asked lawmakers to vote on a resolution to remove President Donald Trump from office before proceeding to a second impeachment. The resolution will allow Vice-President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment of the US Constitution. If successful, Donald Trump will become the second President to be removed from office, after Richard Nixon.

Linda Geng

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