A nd now we wait…
B ecause nine thoughtful, careful, patriotic
E lected officials have sent the DOJ a
L ayered litany of criminal charges
T hat exceeded expectations…
A ssembled support for statutes—
N otably Inciting an Insurrection—so
D amning to Donald and cronies that
S everal experts point out the
U nusual diversity of options.
S ummoning armed zealots
P rimed to hang his veep,
E ssentially silent for hours,
N ote: Inciting, Aiding, Comforting, and
D efrauding US through false claims, fake
E lectors, aided by members of
R epublicans’ misnamed Freedom Caucus,
S ought to stage a
C oup that was orchestrated and
A dvanced by attorneys, not
S oldiers.* Also
E nunciating Obstruction of Congress, the Committee
F reights its charges with evidence
O f crimes galore to pick and choose;
R endering exclusion from future ballots
T he apex for Trump’s accountability.
H ope with caution is warranted now: the
E ndurance of this nation of laws
D epends upon you and colleagues for
O ur democracy’s future,
J ack Smith!
* From “The Jan. 6 Committee Just Made History. Here’s What That Means for Prosecutors,” Guest Essay in The New York Times (Dec. 19, 2022).