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CRAIN'S COMMENTS

I’m in some level of shock at the attempted insurrection in Washington this week.

Clearly, Trump’s goal was to have the rioters seize the boxes containing the state reports of electoral votes, thus preventing the process of ordaining President-Elect Biden from reaching it’s conclusion. That goal failed when alert Congressmen grabbed the boxes and carried them to safety before the rioters could achieve entry to the chambers. That also explains the rifling of desks — the insurgents couldn’t find what they wanted.

In doing that, Trump violated his oath of office and should be impeached and perhaps charged with treason. In fact, he will fly to Florida before the inauguration to avoid arrest by police on behalf of the State of New York when his term as president ends. The governor of Florida has sworn to prevent extradition to New York. That’s why Trump won’t be at the Inauguration. He’s…

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