Sen. Ed Markey has been representing Massachusetts in the U.S. Congress since I was 18 years old. I will be 63 in a few weeks, and Markey is still there.

Markey is a Senate Democrat who hates Donald Trump. Oh, boo hoo! Get over it. Barack Obama was not my cup of tea but I lived with him for eight years. Joe Biden is no picnic, either.

Markey has every right to dislike Donald Trump. I dislike Ed Markey. My right. What is bizarre though about Markey and many of his buds in Washington is that they are obsessed with Trump. He is all they think about. The hatred is real. They want to punish him, and by extension, they want to punish you if you supported Trump.

The Democrats are off on one of their many missions to get Trump. The House has impeached him, and now the Senate will attempt to convict him, even though he is no longer in office. Knock yourselves out. The Democrats still haven't learned that every time they attack Trump, they only make him stronger with his base.

To Markey and his ilk, it is no longer enough to just attack Trump; they attack Trump's supporters in an attempt to marginalize them. I guess it's no longer okay to differ politically.

Markey tweeted on Monday that the protesters who entered the Capitol on January 6 were white supremacists who were incited by Trump. How does he know that they were white supremacists? What proof or evidence has he got? Simply their support of Trump? Does Markey not know that at least one left-wing activist was also charged with illegally entering the Capitol that day? Does he care?

Even if every person who entered the Capitol on January 6 voted for Donald Trump that doesn't make them white supremacists. Ed Markey is a race-baiter and a fool for attempting to use race to divide America.

Someone ought to look at recalling this guy from Congress. He's been there far too long.

Barry Richard is the host of The Barry Richard Show on 1420 WBSM New Bedford. He can be heard weekdays from noon to 3 p.m. Contact him at barry@wbsm.com and follow him on Twitter @BarryJRichard58. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.

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