Two New Posts on Blavity today.
First, I explored the background of Reverend Raphael Warnock and examined why his win is such an important moment for the country.
Warnock grew up in Kayton Homes housing projects in Savannah, Georgia, as the 11th of 12 children. His parents were Pentecostal pastors, in addition to his dad salvaging old cars to make ends meet. Rather than giving sob stories about his upbringing in public housing, Warnock speaks fondly of his childhood – recalling, for instance, how he and his friends went “skiing” by sledding down nearby hills on a piece of cardboard near the interstate highway that wrecked the local economy when it was built through the middle of his community in the 1960s.
Second, after the horrendous attack against Capitol Hill, I explore ways in which President Trump can be held responsible for the violence he provoked from his followers and how he can be contained or even removed before the end of his term.
From the article
Passing new articles of impeachment in the U.S. House of Representatives and then convicting Trump in the Senate would be a more time-consuming process, and some Republicans would have to back the measure in the Senate to remove Trump from office. Even with these drawbacks, however, impeachment would be a clearer declaration that the President had committed harmful and illegal acts – “Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors” in the words of the Constitution.