Conservative pundit Charlie Sykes on Thursday cautioned towards dismissing the Arizona state Senate GOP’s partisan audit of the 2020 election.
Sykes instructed MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace that “the beating heart” of the GOP was now to embrace ex-President Donald Trump’s lie that he really beat President Joe Biden “and to use that then as an excuse to change the laws,” referencing Republican-sponsored voter restrictions which might be being launched nationwide.
“As we’ve said before, we can roll our eyes and treat the Arizona audit as a joke, but a clown with a flamethrower still has a flamethrower,” stated Sykes, founding father of the conservative web site The Bulwark.
“We are post-evidence, there is no logical connection to it except that this has now become gospel in the Republican Party,” he added. “And it is not just Arizona. I think that the latest count you had legislatures from seven states visit this Arizona audit, so what you’re seeing here is about to metastasize across the country.”
Watch the interview right here:
“We can roll our eyes and deal with the Arizona audit as a joke, however a clown with a flamethrower nonetheless has a flamethrower, and the hazard of that is spreading from state to state… This has now develop into gospel within the Republican Party” – @SykesCharlie w/ @NicolleDWallace pic.twitter.com/bDSbVeT4YQ
— Deadline White House (@DeadlineWH) June 10, 2021