this is insane, Graham just casually shredding any notion that 'voters' or 'the people' are the relevant body
What Republicans are really saying here is they'll support a peaceful transition to Biden *if* their outright voter suppression, hostile efforts to curtail the ability of people to vote at all, AND court packing to influence election disputes all fail.
This quote alone should disqualify Graham from ever holding public office again. The Supreme Court doesn’t decide elections in this country (except, yes, that one time) and it has no constitutional role in declaring a winner. Shameful.
“It’s impossible to underscore how extraordinary this situation is — there are really no precedents in our country,” he said. “This is a president who has threatened to jail his political opponents. Now he is suggesting he would not respect...an election.”
Look, I know this is very scary. But believe me when I say that this is actually good news. Because Trump is giving up the advantage of surprise in his attemped coup.
I think a relevant fact in this example is that Trump has not in fact thrown any of his opponents in jail because he has no power to do so.
It's fascinating and horrifying to watch the unraveling of American democracy in real time. From the inside. Very fast.
“It’s impossible to underscore how absolutely extraordinary this situation is — there are really no precedents in our country,”
Trump Again Sows Doubt About Election asGOP Scrambles to Assure Voters Trump again declined to commit to a peaceful transfer of power if he lost election as GOP scrambles to assure the public