The Lincoln Project’s Steve Schmidt said that Lindsey Graham was not forced to pay the price to he is plotting what is tantamount to a coup.
Steve Schmidt points out that Lindsey Graham is now plotting what is tantamount to a coup. pic.twitter.com/hglvbPaLLU
— PoliticusUSA (@politicususa) November 6, 2020
Schmidt said on MSNBC:
The good news is this. The majority of the country has rejected this. They have rejected it by more than 4 million votes. The states of Georgia will flip. Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin. This is a very substantial victory by Vice President Biden. It is a historic victory. It is hard to turn a president out of office. Donald Trump has been repudiated by the righteous anger of the American people significantly.
Now, the trump enablers like Lindsey Graham, they paid no price. They were rewarded for it. And now we see Lindsey Graham standing up with Donald Trump in what is tantamount, at least rhetorically, to a coup. In the end, from Lexington and Concord forward, the idea of the country was that we, and by we I mean the people, govern ourselves. We pick the leaders. Our politicians don’t tell us how long they wish to serve. We tell them.
Steve Schmidt was referring to Lindsey Graham pushing the idea that the PA state legislature that could appoint their own Trump slate of electors and ignore voting results:
“Everything should be on the table.” Apparently Lindsey Graham got the message from Don Jr. Now says Republican state legislators in PA should consider throwing out the results of the election and appoint Republican electors from Pennsylvania. pic.twitter.com/fMiu8RBnU7
— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) November 6, 2020
Courts have already rejected the rationale that Graham was suggesting in other related cases. The state legislature does not have the ability to nullify an election, but make no mistake what Graham was suggesting was a coup to keep Trump in power.
The good news is that Democrats have a chance to make Republicans pay by taking over the Senate with victories in two Georgia runoff election.
For more discussion about this story join our Rachel Maddow and MSNBC group.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor, who is White House Press Pool, and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
Awards and Professional Memberships
Member of the Society of Professional Journalists and The American Political Science Association