Ajit Pai abandons plan to help Trump punish Facebook and Twitter | Ars Technica

The scenes we saw yesterday were outrageous and extremely disappointing to those of us who cherish American democracy, one hallmark of which is the peaceful transition of power. To answer your question, I think it was a terrible mistake to suggest that the results of the election, and particularly the process that culminated yesterday in the Senate and the House, could in any way be changed. That was a terrible mistake and one that I do not think in any way should have been indulged.

A terrible mistake? No. This has been a calculated, purposeful perversion of power. It is now only a 'mistake' to subvert the election and hold on to power failed. Weeks and months of supporting blatantly false narrative of a "stolen" election can simply not be washed away with 'a mistake', 'condemnation of their actions', or other notions of separating those who continue to perpetuate the lies and those who storm federal buildings.