On stage Wednesday, Obama stressed that threat persists as he upends the traditional script and leaves the light ceremonial duties of the unveiling of the portrait to his husband.
Many men who have served in the Trump administration, and male politicians who want to keep his gracefulness, have chosen to remain silent about Trump’s despotic behavior after the 2020 election, but they are concerned about their own safety and reputation. Through testimony before the House Select Committee investigating the riots, I learned the most about what happened in the White House at a time when democracy was at stake. Provide a clear explanation.
Addressing lost opportunities Wednesday, Obama emphasized “why moments like this matter” and why “traditions like this matter.”
“You see the people, they make their voices heard with their votes,” the former First Lady said. Those of us lucky enough to serve will, as Barack said, work as hard as we can for as long as people choose to keep us here. Moving on, all that’s left in this sacred place are our efforts and these portraits.”
Moving on is what Trump has refused. He has used the midterm elections to reiterate his grievances about the 2020 election and continues to reinforce the myth that the last election was rigged despite the lack of evidence to support his claims.
America is now gearing up for another series of contests in November in which Trump has handpicked a number of election deniers to run for office. Some of them are already promoting false narratives about election safety as voters try to navigate a string of new laws across the country. It makes it harder for them to vote.
People like Obama and Cheney who lost their seats in the House because they refused to stop speaking out against Trump, and the female witnesses who appeared before the House selection committee, are what America wants to see. We are testing the assumption that there are still voters who are Join a more low-key politics where democratic traditions and electoral results are respected and an orderly transfer of power is the norm.
They want politics to become a forum, as the former First Lady said Wednesday, proving that democracy is “much stronger than our differences”. It remains an open question now that we are so divided.