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About that over-hyped kerfuffle at the U.S. Capitol | READER COMMENTARY

Supporters of President Donald Trump protest in the Capitol Rotunda on January 6, 2021, in Washington, DC. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images)
Supporters of President Donald Trump protest in the Capitol Rotunda on January 6, 2021, in Washington, DC. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images) (SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images)

I’m sorry, but give me a break. The recent kerfuffle at the U.S. Capitol was not the second firing upon Fort Sumter. It was a bunch of cosplaying morons having a moment, evading a magnificently incompetent Capitol Police force and scaring the bejesus out of our heroic elected representatives (”‘Be ready to defend the Constitution’: How some Republican lawmakers fanned the flames before riot that shook the US Capitol,” Jan. 12). The tragic deaths notwithstanding, it was political street theater provoked by our lame duck president who insists on never missing the opportunity to shoot himself in both feet.

Others may see insurrection and sedition and wrap themselves in the silly bubble wrap of our tiresome partisan politics. My mental visual is of the luckily vaccinated Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, the other ancients, and “The Squad,” etc., all high-tailing it out the back of the Capitol into their taxpayer-provided limos and on to their favorite Georgetown watering holes to be solicitously assuaged by K Street lobbyists until order could be restored. Just another day of our non-governing governance.

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The Democrats are driving the national station wagon now, and we’ll see how they do. My guess? They’ll steer us right back into the ditch — and I’m a lifelong Democrat. In the meantime, whatever happen to that killer plague?

Jon Ketzner, Cumberland

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