Why the silence?

By Michael Stevenson

I haven’t read of many U.S. police chiefs, police unions, or Blue Line activists, denouncing Trump and the GOP for the needless death of Capitol police officer Brian D. Sicknick in Wednesday’s domestic terror attack.

And after seeing the Jesus banners waving among the lawless thugs who stormed our nation’s Capitol, I haven’t heard much in terms of denouncement from U.S. Christian leaders.

I haven’t heard of any U.S. Catholic bishops who now will be refusing communion to Rudy Giuliani for his “trial by combat” incitement, nor the same to Sen. Josh Hawley for his clinched-fist salute to the lawless mob.

Why is this? Is it cowardice, hypocrisy, or the banality of evil?