“We had an election today – and I won!” Donald Trump had this sentence written down three days before the 2020 US presidential election. It was part of his "victory speech". Trump kept his word. He stuck to his promise that he can only win this election.
This is what losers look like. The special committee on the storming of the Capitol explained in detail, even meticulously, how Trump tried everything to “overturn” the election result. The mediocre real estate agent with inherited wealth and showmanship still has the odd image of being "successful" in parts of the US. Trump's supporters repeat the slogans of their idol: "Trump has won." When Trump called on January 6, 2021 - late, but still - the sometimes violent fans on and in the Capitol to withdraw, they followed him here themselves.
The Jan. 6 committee has demonstrated, largely through Republican witnesses, how the president-elect clung to power at any cost. People from Trump's environment and the White House under his leadership described the actions of a would-be autocrat.
So it's only logical that the committee summons Trump to testify under oath -- even though it's unlikely to come to that. Trump and his accomplices like to mimic strong, white men and are verbally radical. In their own case, however, at least when it comes down to it, they are pretty lazy and refer to the right to refuse to give evidence. The rule of law is also there for those who trample on it.
But much more important than questioning Trump is an indictment of the former president. It has long been obvious that Trump has undermined the constitution. He has tried dozens of times, against his better knowledge, to turn the will of the people (namely: the election of Joe Biden as President) in his favor. Now it's high time to hold Trump legally accountable for this - and not just for his tax offenses.
Doesn't Trump's impeachment divide the US? Doesn't an indictment of Trump lead directly to a civil war? Anyone who argues in this way has already given up the country, democracy and the rule of law. No one is above the law - this sentence can be heard every day in the USA. It is now a matter of putting this matter of course into practice.