Why? Because Krebs was fired for telling the fact.
Which is an announcement of reality. There merely haven’t been any confirmed cases of overseas interference in the 2020 election or malicious malfunctioning of voting machines in the nation. None.
And but, Krebs nonetheless obtained fired. For doing his job. Because our present President lives in a fantasy world the place he believes there was widespread voter fraud.
(Sidebar: Krebs’ assertion did not even tackle voter fraud. He was merely speaking about the election being protected from overseas interference or widespread malfunctions amongst voting methods. But I digress …)
If you’re effective with Trump firing Krebs, what you’re saying is that the fact is immaterial. That the whims of a pacesetter trump details. Down this street — and it’s not even that slippery of a slope — lies nothing good. And in reality, lots of very scary issues.
The removing of Krebs is in line with Trump’s broader strategy to the authorities throughout his time in workplace — an strategy that has accelerated, in no good methods, since his defeat was projected 11 days in the past. Trump operates as although the total federal forms is his private plaything and must assist him it doesn’t matter what he says or does. So he rages at the Justice Department for not bringing investigations that might be politically damaging to his opponents. He refers to “my army” and “my generals.” And he calls for that individuals inside the authorities assist his wild and sometimes factually incorrect views or be labeled as insufficiently loyal and fired.
I’ve been proof against labeling Trump an authoritarian or somebody with clear dictatorial inclinations. But the closing days of his administration are characterised by simply these tendencies: An obsession with victory in any respect prices, the erasure of fact and reality and the elimination of dissenting voices.
It’s all terrible. It’s deeply anti-democratic. And sadly, all indicators level to it getting worse between now and January 20, 2021.