It will soon have been two years since millions of Americans watched in horror as several thousand right-wing conspiracy theorists stormed the U.S. Capitol in an attempt to overturn the 2020 election results.
And while some of the civilians involved have faced charges, disgraced ex-President Donald Trump remains uncharged
. January 6th was the single greatest threat to our democracy in living history, and it is time the Department of Justice started acting like it. If we allow Trump off the hook for his past attempt to overthrow the 2020 election results, we are putting every future American election in jeopardy. Sign now to demand the Department of Justice finally charge Trump for inciting an insurrection and attempting to literally overthrow a federal election!
It is more important than ever that the Department of Justice resist the political pressure to take a moderate position on Trump's charges, letting him off easy. This push, to give the former president a lighter, less serious charge, sets a dangerous precedent. Trump actively told his supporters to go to the Capitol, explicitly stating that they had his support in the insurrection.
For this, Donald Trump must be charged with inciting an insurrection and seditious conspiracy. Any charge less serious than this will embolden and encourage future violent threats to our democracy.
It should not matter that the prosecution of a former president is unprecedented, because this man's crimes threaten the entire United States as we know it,
and simply being a former head of state does not let him off the hook. It is ludicrous that it has taken so long to charge Trump with seditious conspiracy and insurrection for what happened nearly two years ago now. Sign now to tell the Department of Justice and Attorney General Merrick Garland: protect our democracy and hold Donald Trump accountable! Trump must be charged with seditious conspiracy and insurrection!