In his effort to circumvent the will of voters, an astonishing fresh video of a desperate President Donald Trump caught on camera attempting to win the election reveals the extent of his hypocrisy and makes his Republican Capitol Hill allies complicit.
Trump attempted to pressure a key Georgia GOP official into seeking votes in a new misuse of influence to reverse President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in the state. The staggering telephone call, the recording of which was acquired by CNN and first recorded by The Washington Post, was the most significant danger to American democracy yet posed by his totalitarian impulses.
Even before the new uproar, the coming presidency of Biden, the ruptured Republican Party, and the legitimacy of the US democratic establishment have already marked a tipping point this week.
For starters, a GOP effort to block Congress’ certification of Biden’s win on Wednesday based on lies and baseless conspiracy theories about bribery has no chance of succeeding due to the Democratic majority in the House. The lack of a majority in the Senate to reverse the results. Yet millions of Trump supporters would be more convinced that the election was rigged. In a split that will have enduring repercussions for the GOP and the country, hundreds of GOP lawmakers plan to choose the defeated president and his voters over the beloved values of free elections.