Donald Trump referred to as the 2020 presidential election the “crime of the century” on Saturday, at the same time as Republican leaders scrambled to dodge the fallout from the violent rebellion on the U.S. Capitol that supporters of the previous president carried out earlier this yr.
Trump additionally blasted Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) as “weak and pathetic” in a publish on his so-called “communications platform.” He went after former Vice President Mike Pence for missing the “courage” to reverse the outcomes of the election, which Joe Biden received.
If Pence and McConnell had reinstalled Trump as head of the nation, “we would right now have a Republican President who would be VETOING the horrific Socialistic Bills that are rapidly going through Congress, including Open Borders, High Taxes, Massive Regulations, and so much else!” Trump wrote.
There aren’t any “open borders.” Taxes haven’t been elevated, although Biden is planning to lift the company tax charge from 21% to 25% to 28% after Trump arranged to slash the corporate tax rate by 40%. It’s unclear what “massive regulations” Trump was referring to.
Trump additionally claimed that polling forward of the election was rigged. He argued that his supporters didn’t hassle to vote as a result of polls made him seem like such an unimaginable winner — or that polls made him seem like such an astounding loser that his supporters didn’t assume it was worthwhile to vote. The place that not sufficient of his supporters turned out to vote would seemingly contradict Trump’s claims that ballots had been in some way miscounted.
Trump’s newest rant in regards to the election outcomes comes at a clumsy time for fence-straddling Republican leaders, who’ve each been feeding oxygen to the “big lie” that the election was rigged and form of denying it exists.
“I don’t think anybody is questioning the legitimacy of the presidential election,” House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) mentioned Wednesday after he and different congressional leaders met with Biden. “I think that is all over with. We’re sitting here with the president today.”
However, a number of Republicans certainly have continued to undermine the legitimacy of the democratic presidential election.
On Wednesday, House Republicans voted to oust Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) from her management function after she refused to associate with Trump’s lies in regards to the election. The former president’s rhetoric about election fraud motivated rioters to storm the Capitol on Jan. 6.
Rep. Ted Budd (R-N.C.) mentioned Biden was legitimately elected, however added in a dig that “we need to make sure that we have unquestioned elections moving forward.”
And Rep. Andrew Clyde (R-Ga.) tried to disclaim that the Capitol riot occurred. “There was no insurrection,” he mentioned final week. He additionally described rioters’ violent habits as a “normal tourist visit” to the Capitol.
Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) has referred to as the rioters “peaceful patriots.”
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