Society Magazine

Where We Are Now With This President Trump

Posted on the 04 January 2021 by Morage @kebmebms

16 days out.  Only two more weeks and two days to inauguration. Yahoo.

Where We Are Now With This President Trump

This happened today, thankfully.

Judge Reject Last Ditch Effort to Overturn Election

This broke earlier today, about an hour ago.

A federal judge has rejected a legal effort from groups of Trump voters to block Congress from officially counting the Electoral College votes and suggested the attorneys involved may be subject to sanctions, suggesting they were using courts to "engage in such gamesmanship or symbolic political gestures."
It was yet another defeat for the dubious last-ditch legal maneuvers aimed at overturning President-elect Joe Biden's victory.

Fortunately, also happening now, today, our Missouri Senator Josh Hawley is getting skewered, too, for supporting the overturning of our votes and election.

Former Senator John Danforth blasts Hawley

Ex-GOP senator blasts Hawley's challenge to electoral vote

The Washington Post puts Senator Hawley and his recent views in excellent, accurate perspective.

Josh Hawley’s heedless ambition is a threat to the republic

Fortunately, Senator Tom Cotton, of all people, of all Senators, from our neighbor to the South, Arkansas, at least did the right thing.

Tom Cotton Breaks With Trump on Coup Attempt in Congress

And Paul Ryan, of all people, also came out against Trump and his electoral gambit.
In scathing statement, former GOP House Speaker Paul Ryan said Republican attempts to reject Electoral College vote were 'antidemocratic and anti-conservative'
Amazingly, even Senator Lindsey "Lap Dog" Graham came to his senses.

Lindsey Graham Publicly Ditches The 11-GOP Traitors

Unfortunately, this became necessary. Fortunately, they all spoke up.

All 10 Living Ex-Defense Secretaries Unite Against Trump

All 10 currently living ex-Defense Secretaries — two of whom served in the Trump administration — have banded together with a new op-ed in The Washington Post in which they insist upon the critical importance of an orderly transfer of power between presidential administrations without any military involvement in dealing with election-related challenges like those which outgoing President Donald Trump and his allies have raised. 
Even Dick Cheney--freaking Dick "Right Wing" Cheney came out against Trump's power grab here.

Dick Cheney And More Are Demanding Trump Finally Admit He Lost

And rightly so. Also fortunately, the business community is coming out with their opinion of Trump's trying to overthrow our election results.

Business leaders urge Congress to certify Biden win

CEOs Urge Congress to Certify Biden’s Electoral College Win

Nearly 200 Business Leaders Tell Congress To 'Move Forward

Meanwhile, Trump's colossally misinformed, misguided, quite possibly illegal phone call he made over the weekend to Georgia, asking them to overturn the election and find him, very specifically, "11,780 more votes", is quite possibly, if not likely either getting or going to get him into yet further legal trouble.
Georgia elections board member calls for probe into Trump’s call seeking to pressure Raffensperger
There's talk he could be arrested in Georgia when he goes there tomorrow to help get out Republican votes for their two senate candidates.

Will Trump Leaked Georgia Phone Call Land Him In Jail?

Trump Call to Georgia Official Might Violate State and Federal Law
What took place is incredible.
In his latest attempt to recall the presidential election on Saturday, President Donald Trump reportedly demanded during a now-leaked call with Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger that the latter “find” 11,780 votes for him to win Georgia over President-elect Joe Biden.
During the hour-long phone call, which was first obtained by The Washington Post, Trump insisted to Raffensperger that he, rather than Biden, was the winner of the state’s votes. “All I want to do is this. I just want to find 11,780 votes, which is one more than we have. Because we won the state,” Trump said on the call, where White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, Georgia Secretary of State office’s general counsel Ryan Germany, and various lawyers were all present.

It was so incredible, in fact, he isn't even vague about it. He spells out specifically the number of votes he wants, needs them to find. Completely blatant and yet more unprecedented, outrageous Presidency.
Carl Bernstein, one of the two Watergate reporters who helped effectively bring down Richard Nixon, put Trump's phone call, at least, into perspective.
Carl Bernstein Says Latest Trump Tapes Are ‘Far Worse’ Than Watergate
Over 60 different lawsuits by his lawyers and legal team have all, all been thrown out, all across the nation, all for lack of evidence of vote fraud. He needs to give it up. We all know that. He lost. He needs to own it. He needs to do the right thing for the first time in his life. He needs to respect our vote, our votes, our election and Democracy.
All other Presidents, when voted out of office, respected the votes, the election, the process, the people, Democracy and nation.
Until now.
He needs to concede.
In closing, this is a thing.
Airport near Trump's golf resort in Scotland is alerted to a US military plane arriving 1/19/21

Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog