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Remember that talk about charging participants in the Capitol incursion with treason or sedition? Yeah, so about that. It hasn’t been happening. It was never going to happen. Despite President Joe Biden’s administration being determined to treat the events of Jan. 6 as an existential threat to our democracy, one that needed to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law and then some, not a single charge of treason or sedition has been levied against the 500-plus people thus far charged, according to a Tuesday report from The Associated Press. And boy, did the world’s premier wire service seem awfully steamed about this. “Plotted to block the certification of Joe Biden’s election victory: Check. Discussed bringing weapons into Washington to aid in the plan: Check. Succeeded with co-insurrectionists, if only temporarily, in stopping Congress from carrying out a vital constitutional duty: Check,” the report began. The last successful sedition charge, meanwhile, was in 1954, when Puerto Rican nationalists shot five representatives on the floor of the House of Representatives.

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