He said it. He said he wanted Pence to “overturn” the election. That’s a confession. He didn’t say he wanted Pence to stall. He didn’t say he wanted Pence to simply decline to certify the electoral vote on Jan. 6, 2020.
He said he wanted the election “overturned.” No factual rationale, mind you. And there’s no Constitutional mechanism to “overturn” an election. We don’t arbitrarily, illegally or extra-legally “overturn” elections in the United States.
And there was a plan in place, in the form of fake slates of electors submitted by seven states. We know that because the rogue slates actually existed, and were actually submitted to Pence as a proposed pretext for overturning the election. The F Troop that cooked up this Banana Republic Split left a detailed Power Point presentation.
That is election fraud. That is criminal seditious conspiracy. That is treason.
Trump says that if any investigative bodies at any level do anything he doesn’t like—just because he doesn’t like it—that he wants The Cult to stage the biggest “demonstrations” in American history. We can fairly infer that when he says “demonstrations, he means armed insurrections. We can logically do that because the last time he encouraged “demonstrations,” he willfully incited an armed attack on the U.S. Capitol for the purpose of overthrowing the government of the United States, and then watched it on television gleefully as it unfolded. And he has now specifically said that he wants the next round of lawlessness to be larger and more widespread.
He is threatening our legally installed federal, state and local investigators with violence for simply doing their jobs. “Obstruction of justice,” would be an understatement.
If elected in 2024, he is now on the record saying he will pardon convicted Jan. 6 rioters. In addition to being a deplorable abuse of presidential pardon power, it would likely be illegal in this scenario. And it would no doubt encourage and embolden future would-be insurrectionists.
Trump doesn’t scare me, because he is deranged, amoral, immoral, unethical, dishonest, ignorant, narcissistic and Machiavellian. In short, he’s an idiot, and I’ve never been afraid of or intimidated by idiots.
What scares me is how many of you are not only okay with this insanity, but are actively supportive of it.