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GOP Sens. Romney and Sasse condemn Trump’s election challenges, “We are a nation of laws, not tweets”

GOP Sens. Romney and Sasse condemn Trump's election challenges, "We are a nation of laws, not tweets"

GOP Sens. Romney and Sasse condemn Trump‘s election challenges, “We are a nation of laws, not tweets”



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  1. Romney and Sasse: “However, if this vile administration has any more judges we can pound through super quick, we’re all aboard!”

  2. >Two Republican senators have condemned President Donald Trump’s legal attempts to contest the election, with one describing it as an attempt to “subvert the will of the people.”
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    >With most Republicans declining to criticize the Trump team for trying to overturn the election result, the statements by Sens. Mitt Romney (Utah) and Ben Sasse (Nebraska) form the most pointed criticism of the president’s claims of voter fraud.
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    >Romney tweeted the statement: “Having failed to make even a plausible case of widespread fraud or conspiracy before any court of law, the President has now resorted to overt pressure on state and local officials to subvert the will of the people and overturn the election.”
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    >Romney, who has been critical of Trump and was the only Republican senator to vote for his impeachment, added: “It is difficult to imagine a worse, more undemocratic action by a sitting American president.”
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    >Meanwhile Sasse, who is one of the few GOP senators to have publicly congratulated President-elect Joe Biden for his projected victory, observed that Trump’s legal team have “refused to actually allege grand fraud in court” under oath, “because there are legal consequences for lying to judges.”
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    >”Wild press conferences erode public trust. So no, obviously Rudy and his buddies should not pressure electors to ignore their certification obligations under the statute. We are a nation of laws, not tweets,” Sasse said.
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    >”President Trump lost Michigan by more than 100,000 votes, and the campaign and its allies have lost in or withdrawn from all five lawsuits in Michigan for being unable to produce any evidence,” he added.
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    >The senators’ criticism joins a growing GOP chorus which is accepting that Biden will be the next president. After Trump tweeted Monday, “I won the election,” Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS) told reporters, “I wouldn’t have advised he put it that way.”
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    >Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) said Trump had the right to continue with his legal challenges, but he has “every confidence on Jan. 20 we’re going to inaugurate a president. And it will probably be Joe Biden.”
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    >Chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee Marco Rubio (R-FL) has referred to Biden as the president-elect while Sen. Mike Rounds (R-SD) said, according to Politico, “Right now, it looks like it will be President Biden. We understand that.”

    In other news, we interview hundreds of millions on planet Earth who also admit that; *yes*, *reality is very real*.

    I almost appreciate these Republican voices during a time of great darkness, but fuck ’em all too. And especially fuck ’em if they expect any kind of gratitude for doing something they should have done long ago. You know, like four years ago and a thousand times since.

    Being humane, decent, rejecting fascism/tyranny, and simply accepting reality shouldn’t need a litmus test – it should be a way of life every god damn day. And you don’t get brownie points for waking up one day out of the year and deciding to be a decent human being when every other day you are a miserable creature spreading misery and despair.

    Now, if these people use their power for the good of everyone during a Biden presidency, I’ll be happy to reconsider my thoughts about them. I absolutely believe that rehabilitation is possible.

    But for now, fuck ’em.

  3. It’s amazing how much shit Newsweek now is. This article flat-out says a complete lie implied by the headline:

    >Two Republican senators have condemned President Donald Trump’s **legal attempts** to contest the election

    This is bullshit Trumpian spin. Almost no one, and explicitly not these Senators, is condemning Trump’s *legal attempts* to contest the election. They are condemning his false public statements and attempts to have political operatives subvert the will of the voters. Romney was very clear:

    >Having failed to make even a plausible case of widespread fraud or conspiracy before any court of law, the President has now resorted to overt pressure on state and local officials to subvert the will of the people and overturn the election.

    Sasse, similarly, was also clear

    >Here is what I am telling Nebraskans who ask me how to make sense of all the different election fraud claims: What matters most at this stage is not the latest press conference or tweet, but what the President’s lawyers are actually saying in court. And based on what I’ve read in their filings, when Trump campaign lawyers have stood before courts under oath, they have repeatedly refused to actually allege grand fraud — because there are legal consequences for lying to judges

    >President Trump lost Michigan by more than 100,000 votes, and the campaign and its allies have lost in or withdrawn from all five lawsuits in Michigan for being unable to produce any evidence. Wild press conferences erode public trust. So no, obviously Rudy and his buddies should not pressure electors to ignore their certification obligations under the statute. We are a nation of laws, not tweets

    Somehow Newsweek spins this into a condemnation of Trump’s “election challenges” and “legal attempts” in the headline and first sentence; knowing those are read far, *far* more than the entire article.

  4. If any of these people want my trust and respect, they have to start by leaving the GOP.

    Anyone paying attention could have predicted this is what would result from the republican southern strategy, Nixon, Gingrich, McConnell, Palin, the Tea Party… The GOP trajectory has been clear for years.

    Don’t step up now and act like republicans aren’t unamerican traitors to democracy.

  5. Trump didn’t start tweeting on November 4th.

    Sasse, you knew what a snake he was and voted not to impeach.

    Romney, you voted to impeach, but then voted to confirm a nomination by a man you think should not be president.

    It’s too late now for both of you to try and scrub off Trump’s taint.

  6. The Party told you to reject the evidence of 2016-2020 and only focus on 2021-2023. It was their final, most essential command.

  7. >Two Republican senators have condemned President Donald Trump’s legal attempts to contest the election, with one describing it as an attempt to “subvert the will of the people.”

    To be fair here the Electoral College is constantly subverting the will of the people.

    SCOUTS too with their 5-4 ruling in favor of gerrymandering and Citizens United. *Also dismantling the Voting Rights Act.

  8. Fuck sasse. Its with his help and helping spread lies and making a mockery of our country, that we are in this position. People need to remind him of that.

  9. Oh, look at Sasse trying to act like he believes in normal behavior….all the while hypocritically shoving through unqualified judges during a lame duck session.

    Don’t believe the man is anything but a Koch shill.

  10. You know your social networking is damaging your society when Conservatives have to call out their own President for abusing them.

  11. ” Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS) told reporters, “I wouldn’t have advised he put it that way.”
    LOL…yeah, they want to keep it on down low. He can do whatever the fuck he wants as long as he doesn’t make much noise about it.

  12. They both wimps. They need to stfu and pass stimulus and stop acting like trump preventers cuz they’re just enablers too pussy to ever stand up to him

  13. SSDD with these two. I don’t care unless they leave their party or convince 20 more of their GOP colleagues to join in their condemnation of Trump.

  14. I have a feeling many of us are going to have to say, email, or write that line to Trump and his followers/ terrorists every chance we get–” **”We are a nation of laws, not tweets.”**

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