They’ve sparred occasionally, held differences of opinion and exchanged harsh criticisms, but today there is no doubt. Senator Ben Sasse has endorsed and joined the false, Democrat narrative that President Trump “incited” the Capitol Siege and said he would consider impeachment. The Republican Senator from Nebraska’s betrayal of his party, his President and most importantly: the American People he represents is complete.
“The House, if they come together and have a process, I will definitely consider whatever articles they might move,” Sasse said to a CBS interviewer.
Sasse seems to have bought into the Mainstream media and Democratic Party’s narrative of the Trump “incited” violence moving further to call the President’s actions before and after “wicked”.
“I believe the president has disregarded his oath of office. He swore an oath to the American people to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution. He acted against that,” Sasse said. “What he did was wicked. That said, the question of what the House does now and how the Senate responds to it over the next 12 days is a critically important question, but the most important question is the prudential one is how we bring the country back together.”
A ‘Disregarded’ Oath
Senator Sasse has accused the President of disregarding his oath of office, however, there has yet to be given any rational explanation as to how. The text of the President’s speech at the Ellipse and video are readily available for anyone to examine and is completely absent any calls to violence. That’s where so-called “Stochastic Terrorism” comes into play.
The Lie of Incited “Stochastic Terrorism”
Many are attempting to call President Trump’s rhetoric “Stochastic terrorism” which means according to Dictionary.com,
“Stochastic terrorism is “the public demonization of a person or group resulting in the incitement of a violent act, which is statistically probable but whose specifics cannot be predicted.”
Here’s the idea behind stochastic terrorism:
A leader or organization uses rhetoric in the mass media against a group of people.
This rhetoric, while hostile or hateful, doesn’t explicitly tell someone to carry out an act of violence against that group, but a person, feeling threatened, is motivated to do so as a result.
That individual act of political violence can’t be predicted as such, but that violence will happen is much more probable thanks to the rhetoric.
This rhetoric is thus called stochastic terrorism because of the way it incites random violence.”
In other words, American Freedom of speech and the concept of “Stochastic Terrorism” aren’t’ compatible. In a nation with Freedom of Speech you Stochastic Terrorism simply doesn’t exist, it’s the nonsensical notion that your speech if it results in someone else taking actions that YOU DIDN’T ADVOCATE, it is somehow your fault.
You say: “The Democrats have stolen the election and we’re going to stop them!” You’re referring to a process of objecting to votes that is clearly legal as defined in the Constitution. A bunch of people you don’t know start randomly attacking democrats. Congratulations, you’re a dangerous terrorist and should be tried and ejected from office. Sounds different when its’ you doesn’t it?
Senator Ben Sasse bought it hook, line and sinker. It remains to be seen whether more Senate Republicans will follow.