Trump won’t stop, we know that. But this country cannot afford those who have abetted him with their silence — especially high ranking members of his party — to be silent anymore. And need to step up and choose Democracy over Dictatorship. After all, they’ve pledged an oath to protect the U.S. Constitution, not Trump.
Why today specifically? Because Trump and his lawyers have now resorted to spewing utter conspiracy theory garbage, of course with no evidence. Giving up all pretense of making sure all votes are properly counted. In fact, this approach succeeds only if legitimate votes are not counted: if Trump wrests control of Republican controlled state legislators in several states, who in turn wrest control of an election process they themselves approved, and cancel their states’ voters out and replace them with a result that results in a win for Trump. Simply because Trump bids them to and says so.
So really, really, really there’s nothing left to say except this:
And that’s not any kind of extreme statement, even. That’s the way it is. What Trump’s doing is un-American. And the way any sane, non-seditious person would respond to the situation. Yet none but a small handful of other Republicans has, to this point. And even among that minor handful, there are major caveats. And that has to change now. Because it’s WAY past time for Republicans to tell Trump he’s gone too far. And not doing so in the face of this latest filth, abets the President in his direct attack on Democracy. The most disgraceful we can remember. And that’d probably be true even if we were two-hundred-something years old.
Especially Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. And we’d suggest he take another look at his original assertion that the President is “100 percent within his rights to look into allegations of irregularities and weigh his legal options.” Which was at its best, cowardly, but now is irrelevant because Trump’s moved so far beyond. And what’s McConnell worried about anyway? He just got re-elected for 6 years. This country will have had another presidential…