He made his proclamation, declaring that the election was being stolen from him and the only way to prevent that from happening would be with a show of force.
A lie that precipitated a violent chain reaction, which led to an unprecedented siege of the Capitol building.
The nation watched as a coup attempt was taking place in plain sight.
One would think that swift action would be taken to prosecute the seditious individual, but here we are, nineteen months hence, and he goes on, free as a bird.
Continuing to spout the big lie
Continuing to stow discontent
Continuing to rile up his minions
Continuing to threaten violence
Should justice be served
Written for these daily prompts: E.M.’s Random Word Prompt (proclamation), Ragtag Daily Prompt (buoyant), Your Daily Word Prompt (credulous) Word of the Day Challenge (lie), The Daily Spur (chain), Jim Adams’ Thursday Inspiration (sight), My Vivid Blog (fuming), and Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (truncate).