The Washington Post editorial board published a column Wednesday warning that President Donald Trump’s lies in regards to the election might result in violence if Republicans proceed to inflame tensions with their complicity.
Threats of violence are already surfacing. The editorial famous that officers in seven states have reported receiving threats or harassment within the wake of the Nov. 3 election. The Arizona Republican Party asked its Twitter followers Tuesday in the event that they had been prepared to provide their lives in the reason for overturning Trump’s loss.
Last week, Gabriel Sterling, a prime Republican election official in Georgia, begged for Trump to cease, saying, “Someone’s going to get shot, someone’s going to get killed. It’s not right.”
Republican leaders might imagine staying silent in regards to the election will permit passions to dissipate with time. But passions aren’t dissipating, “they are exploding,” the board wrote.
The majority of Republicans in Congress haven’t publicly acknowledged the truth of Trump’s election loss by 74 Electoral College votes and greater than 7 million standard votes nationally.
“Republicans across the country, from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) down to county GOP chairs, are inflaming them with their encouragement or their acquiescence,” the editorial continued.
“Violence seems ever more possible when President-elect Joe Biden’s victory becomes official — if not before.”
Read the complete editorial here.
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