NYPD officers arrest a protestor during a "Black Lives Matter" demonstration on May 28, 2020 in New York City, in outrage over the death of a black man in Minnesota who died after a white policeman kneeled on his neck for several minutes. - Concern and anger over George Floyd's death spread around the country. House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said the video footage showed there was no excuse for his death."We saw a murder take place before our very eyes. And so the fact that the officers were fired, that's one thing, but there has to be some justice in all of this," she said. (Photo by Johannes EISELE / AFP) (Photo by JOHANNES EISELE/AFP via Getty Images)

A mob sporting BLM flags invaded the Capitol yesterday, breaking windows and doors to gain access to the House and the Senate chambers, the Rotunda and congressional offices. It appears that they had been summoned to Washington from around the nation by Black revolutionaries.

President Trump, calling the mob’s activities “sedition,” vowed to quickly put down this violation of the greatness that is America. Sedition is defined as “conduct or speech inciting people to rebel against the authority of a state.” By mid-morning the demonstration had become violent, overwhelming the Capitol police, who had not been prepared for such an eventuality. In a nationwide TV address, the president said that, as commander in chief, it was his duty to restore order and do whatever was necessary to end the insurrection.

“I am calling for the military to respond immediately. Anyone caught invading the Capitol will be shot on sight, and those supporting this illegal action will be arrested.” (Why should the reaction be different if the insurrection was almost entirely committed by white people?)

By noon a bus caravan had brought several thousand heavily armed riot-clad troops to Capitol Hill. Within two hours, it is reported that as many as 200 Black activists had been shot and hundreds of others had been arrested and taken to the DC jail awaiting processing on criminal charges. “We will never tolerate this revolutionary disrespect,” proclaimed the president. ”These are not honest patriots — they are thugs.” By mid-afternoon order had been restored and the nation’s business resumed.

Later in the day, the President held an abbreviated news conference during which he vowed to find who had incited this mob to violence. “Whoever was behind this treachery should be apprehended and severely dealt with. America can never again be dishonored.”

Maybe that’s not exactly what happened.

Nevertheless, we agree that whoever was behind the insurrection that did indeed take place must be hunted down, arrested, tried and removed from the national scene.