Written by BBC
The recent death of the Senator from Bothawui, Savielk Trey'dra by execution served as an example to any others in the Senate who wished to act against Emperor Palpatine or the military industrial complex. A recent survey of the senate and a series of Interviews by the BBC have found, however, that most Senators have fallen in line behind the Emperor. Or, at least they are not willing to say otherwise.
Military Governor of Hypori and recently promoted Admiral of the Outer Rim Director Orson Krennic, a vocal critic of the deceased, said, “Emperor palpatine is the reason we are all alive, and determines whether we live or die.” Asked if he believed if that Emperor palpatine holds complete control over the senate, Admiral Krennic answered, “No, Emperor palpatine holds the final say in the senate, but the senate as a whole is a democratic body.
However, there is a sense of loyalty that holds the Senate together as a democratic institution.” Admiral Krennic said that, while he never disagreed with emperor palpatine and has been rewarded for it with an Admiralship, there have been others who have. He considers the fact they have not been killed by the Emperor to be evidence of the Emperor’s kindness.
Admiral Krennic named Senator Ibis who is supposedly in contact with monks in the outer rim as another possible dissenter to the Emperor. The Admiral intends to take Senator Ibis to court as well.
Military Governor of Carida and former intelligence agent Vice Admiral Dodd Rancit said that he was completely in agreement with the Emperor as well. He listed Mon Mothma, Bail Organa, and the senator from Naboo as potential dissenting voices. He said that, “As long as they remain law abiding citizens they have nothing to fear. However, crossing hairs with our glorious leader, as you saw during the execution, does not bode well.” As for the execution, Rancit said only that he wished it was even bigger. He was not able to produce any evidence of wrongdoing on the part of the deceased, stating only that, “that is classified information.”
One of the supposed dissenters, a senator from Chandrila Mon Mothma, said that he was in support of democratization through reform, but was not against the emperor. Asked if he thinks people have the freedom to speak out against the emperor, he said that people have the freedom to speak about reform but, “people should not speak out against the man that saved us.” He insisted that the Emperor was quite popular.
A former member of the secession movement declined to comment or be named.