State Republican leaders had criticized Kolby LaMarche after he said they had a “fixation on loyalty to narcissistic national leaders” and had adopted “a politics of personal revenge.”
The veteran Vermont senator said Trump “has to” face criminal prosecution. Leahy also backed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s call for a “9/11-type commission” to investigate the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol.
The former president was acquitted Saturday after the U.S. Senate fell 10 votes short of conviction.
Impeachment managers played footage from a speech Gov. Phil Scott gave after the Jan. 6 riots stating that Trump’s actions “gave rise to one of the darkest chapters in our nation’s history.”
Vermont’s senior senator was a focus of Trump’s lawyers as they sought to convince his colleagues to declare the trial unconstitutional.
This commentary is by John Bossange, a retired middle school principal who now volunteers on a number of nonprofit boards in the Burlington area. As President Biden begins to define his goals, like other presidents before him, he has set up an ambitious 100-day plan for his administration. That’s a good thing and will certainly […]
Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States, firmly declaring “Democracy has prevailed” in an inauguration that felt comforting in its adherence to tradition and defiant in its rejection of the acrimonious last four years.
Is the GOP a threat to democracy? “Of course it is,” says political strategist Stuart Stevens. “I don’t see how you can argue that.”
Dare we hope that we can do the hard work required of us? Can we truly commit to never subjecting ourselves, our progeny, or our country to another national nightmare?
“Trump is a 21st century strongman. He’s a showman and manipulator,” said Ruth Ben-Ghiat, author of “Strongmen: From Mussolini to the Present.”
In support of our democracy, I thought about flying the American flag out by our mailbox, but hesitated to do so lest it be interpreted as support for Trump
Self-interest, science denial, magical thinking, grievance, and now insurrection and sedition largely define the policies and the legacy of Trump.
The mob came to overturn a lawful election and, by that seditious act, overthrow the United States government. They came to terrorize, destroy, and assassinate. They were sent by Donald Trump.
In response to the egregious terrorist attack on our nation, Deb Billado released a flippant statement that failed to condemn — or even name — the man who incited a violent mob and a siege of our Capitol which resulted in multiple deaths.