If the losing candidate in an election incites a mob to attack Congress just as they are counting the ballots of the winning candidate, that is an attempted coup. No way of getting around it. Although it might have been poorly organized, telling protesters to “keep fighting” in the midst of the counting is a coup. He could have held this rally at any other time. He chose to do it during this moment in Congress. He attempted a coup. The coup failed but we should call it what it is. These weren’t protesters. These were seditionists. A violent attack on Congress as they are confirming the new president isn’t protest; it’s sedition. The leader of the sedition was our President. He should be immediately impeached and removed from office. A constitutional republic must punish seditionists to the full extent of the law. As long he remains president, he could pardon the people in this mob, his partners in sedition. This is a critical juncture in our democracy.