The chapter “Taking the Capitol by Violence” in John Meacham’s book about Abraham Lincoln, “And There Was Light,” refers to the counting of the electoral college votes by Vice President John Breckenridge of Buchanan to the Southern segregation. It explains the threat that the dissidents will interfere. management.
Lincoln said, “The inauguration doesn’t seem to be the most dangerous point for us. Our enemies will see us at a disadvantage if they can disrupt or delay the Electoral College vote.” shows more clearly.
U.S. Army commander Winfield Scott was informed of the threat. His response was that anyone “forcibly obstructing or attempting to obstruct a legal count” would “be rammed into the muzzle of a 12-pounder and fired through the windows of the Capitol.”
To make it perfectly clear that the Separatists would not undermine the Constitution, Scott told Lincoln, “I will put up cannons at both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue, and any of them will show their heads or raise their fingers. If you do, I’ll blow you away… To hell.” Where was our General Scott on Jan. 6, 2021, when Trump’s riot hoarders were about to do the same?