2021 was quiet and peaceful for about….five minutes.
It has been a tumultuous 24 hours since the two Democratic candidates for the open Senate seats in Georgia, Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff, were named winners on Wednesday morning – and then came the violent scene on Capitol Hill.
It was difficult seeing how Tr*mp supporters used shocking violence and disorder to break into the Capitol building — with little to no resistance from police, immediately drawing comparisons to the Summer of 2020 when the subject was Black Lives Matter – remember that? What a strange way to find out that police know how to not use deadly force.
President-elect Joe Biden had a strong reaction: “No one can tell me that if it had been a group of Black Lives Matter protesting yesterday, there wouldn’t — they wouldn’t have been treated very, very differently than the mob of thugs that stormed the Capitol.”
While the world watched yesterday’s events on the news and via social media, our nation was shocked (but not surprised) and reminded to keep our eyes open.
Check out some tweets and thoughts from Latinx leaders that shook the online space…
If the 25th amendment is not invoked today, Congress must reconvene immediately for impeachment and removal proceedings.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) January 7, 2021
— Joaquin Castro (@Castro4Congress) January 7, 2021
I will not be gaslighted into thinking that I am wrong because I don't want to have dialogue with Trump supporters.
I will not be gaslighted into thinking that I am wrong because I don't watch Tucker Carlson to get a different perspective.
— Julissa Natzely Arce Raya (@julissaarce) January 7, 2021