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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 01:02 AM

7. Republicans need to decide whether they believe in democracy

Jennifer Rubin
November 18, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. EST

A series of events played out on Tuesday that suggests the Republican Party no longer takes democracy seriously ...

We .. learned that Graham called officials in two other states, Nevada and Arizona, though we do not know the content of those calls. There is even more reason now to conduct an investigation, preserve evidence and get witnesses under oath. While this is going on, Graham has no business chairing the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Graham knows Harris and her running mate won ... Graham, nevertheless, feels compelled to play along with Trump, mislead the public about Trump’s defeat and, according to witnesses, nose around other states to interfere in ballot counting. At the very least, he has created the appearance of gross impropriety and politicized the election process ...

This is a senator who is so lost in the miasma of Trump worship that he is willing to kick honesty and respect for elections to the side of the road. While we have no evidence that other lawmakers have gone to the lengths Graham allegedly has, his mind-set is now the rule, not the exception in his party. The vast majority of the Senate is “humoring” Trump and undermining their own base’s faith in elections (a poor strategy, I would think, when trying to turn people out for the Senate runoff races in Georgia). Most Republicans are also silent on the Trump administration’s refusal to let a transition begin, in violation of law that was enacted, in part, to prevent national security bobbles ...

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/11/18/republicans-need-decide-if-they-believe-democracy/

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