A while ago, Mick Schmidt (NYT) said
that today's presentations [so far] had put it all together for him. He said he'd been caught up in the daily news cycle and didn't have a full picture of the whole thing. We're all like that. But today has immersed us in it, drawing lines between cause in effect. Any American who doesn't see the whole truth, now, isn't paying attention or doesn't care. And we know that some of those who don't care are sitting--or lounging--in the Senate chamber.
is he serious? He's a reporter at the NY Times and he didn't have the full picture?
anybody did. The timelines alone are new and compelling: at what hour a Tweet came out and what was going on simultaneously at the Capitol. There's been a lot of that coordinating of what the rioters were doing at the same time dump was doing--or not doing--something. This is new and damning. Did we know that officer Robinson saved Senator Romney's life? I didn't. I'd seen plenty of footage of the violence, but nothing like today. I wasn't aware of how much restraint the police showed. Watching the presentations, today, I'm very surprised that only one person was shot. Should I have put it all together? Could I have? Could Schmidt have? I doubt it.
which showed different aspects (perspectives) of the breach and the evacuation of the chambers - not from the insurrectionists' viewpoints, but from overhead AND along corridors where the insurrectionists had not gone and/or recorded (e.g., the Schumer retreat).
not that senators "don't care"... more like they are co-conspirators so have to vote to acquit