Donald Trump must be held to account! It would indeed be too easy for the current President of the United States to be able to complete his term in peace after the events of January 6. It would be abnormal if he could attend Joe Biden’s swearing-in as if nothing had happened. It would be scandalous if he could receive his legitimately elected successor to the White House as protocol requires. Above all, it would be dangerous for the future of the United States if an attempted coup by pro-Trump activists, white supremacists and neo-Nazis were seen only as grotesque and ridiculous and resulted in nothing but the banishment of social networks. The invasion of the Capitol is the culmination of years spent carefully twisting the moral sense of a section of Americans, filling their minds with hatred, inventing an “alternate reality”, denying the truth, lying openly.
And if it is as soon as possible that he must go to justice, it is now that Donald Trump must be put out of harm’s way. The few days that separate him from the end of his mandate cannot pass as if everything were normal. Stopping it is literally a matter of life and death. The President of the United States is not only responsible for the four deaths who mourned the attempted capture of the Capitol. To mark his difference and continue to split before leaving the Oval Office to Joe Biden, an open abolitionist, Donald Trump departs from a 130-year-old tradition: that of stopping executions during the transition between two presidents. During that time the same Trump will grant dozens of preventive pardons, making it possible to protect the beneficiaries of any prosecution for a federal crime allegedly committed before the granting of the presidential pardon.
In this context, Vice President Mike Pence would grow up and honor the Republican Party by urgently activating the 25th Amendment to the Constitution.