Lincoln Mission slams GOP leaders for silence after Donald Trump calls for 'termination' of election legal guidelines, Structure – Florida Politics
It’s been greater than a day since former President Donald Trump demanded the “termination” of “all guidelines” dictating election legislation, together with these within the Structure. But many high-ranking GOP officers, together with incoming Home Minority Chief Kevin McCarthy and Senate Minority Chief Mitch McConnell, have remained mum on the matter.
Now the Lincoln Project, a bunch of pissed off Republicans preventing towards the Trump wing of the celebration and political extremism, is looking them to activity.
“Trump’s feedback ought to have been instantly condemned by each Republican within the nation,” the group stated in a press release Sunday afternoon. “As a substitute, lackeys like Kevin McCarthy and Mitch McConnell once more confirmed their weak point as leaders; too afraid to confront Trump for worry of his violent and livid base.”
In a sequence of Saturday morning posts to his social media platform, Truth Social, Trump once more perpetuated his lie that the 2020 election was “rigged and stolen.” This time, he alluded to reporting by journalist Matt Taibbi of messages between Twitter and the Democratic Social gathering on suppressing sure information tales labeled as “misinformation,” together with ones about Hunter Biden’s stolen laptop computer.
“So, with the revelation of MASSIVE & WIDESPREAD FRAUD & DECEPTION in working intently with Massive Tech Corporations, the DNC, & the Democratic Social gathering, do you throw the Presidential Election Outcomes of 2020 OUT and declare the RIGTHFUL WINNER, or do you’ve gotten a NEW ELECTION?” he requested his almost 4.7 million followers.
He continued: “A Huge Fraud of this kind and magnitude permits for the termination of all guidelines, laws, and articles, even these discovered within the Structure. Our nice “Founders” didn’t need, and wouldn’t condone, False & Fraudulent Elections!”
Trump’s name to ignore elements of the Structure drew rebukes from both sides of the political aisle. Incoming Home Democratic Chief Hakeem Jeffries referred to as Trump’s feedback unusual and excessive. He stated Republicans should “work out their points with the previous President and determine whether or not they’re going to interrupt from him and return to some semblance of reasonableness…”
Ohio Republican Rep. Mike Turner, the highest Republican on the Home Intelligence Committee, and GOP Congressman Mike Lawler of New York expressed related sentiments. Turner stated he “vehemently” disagrees and “completely condemns” Trump’s remarks, whereas Lawler stated it’s time to cease specializing in the “grievances of prior elections.”
Conspicuously absent from the dialog have been — and nonetheless are — McCarthy and McConnell, the latter of whom hasn’t been shy lately about criticizing Trump, together with Trump’s determination to dine last week with noted antisemite Kanye West and White supremacist Nick Fuentes at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Seashore.
Trump’s newest feedback are due condemnation too, the Lincoln Mission stated.
“After main the violent Jan. 6, 2021, revolt towards the peaceable switch of energy, Trump’s assertion is one other grim reminder of his need to destroy the Structure, overthrow the rule of legislation, and ignore our democratic traditions to achieve absolute energy. He doesn’t look after the nation, solely his pursuit of energy and cash for himself and his household,” the group stated.
“Donald Trump and the MAGA motion should be defeated or the American experiment will come to a crashing finish. People should be a part of collectively, place their coverage variations apart and confront the existential menace posed by Donald Trump and his anti-democracy supporters in 2024.”
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