After President Trump gave his speech to the insurrectionists on Wednesday he returned to the White House and excitedly watched the storming of the Capitol on TV.
Eventually Trump was persuaded to okay sending in federal law enforcement and the National Guard.
And he half-heartedly told his insurrectionist supporters to disperse but only in a message expressing support for them and restating the grievances which were the rationale for the insurrection in the first place.
Republican Senators were reportedly particularly incensed by this because they believed it encouraged them to remain in place.
But it’s this initial period, which seems to have gone on for between 90 minutes and two hours that demands our attention.
In any case, the point is to focus on what the reporting of the Post and numerous other outlets makes clear.
In many ways this is the more grievous and impeachable act – much more clear cut and culpable than the initial speech. »