30 posts categorized "CHUCK SCHUMER"
Historian of coups and right-wing authoritarians here. If there are not severe consequences for every lawmaker & Trump govt official who backed this, every member of the Capitol Police who collaborated with them, this "strategy of disruption" will escalate in 2021— Ruth Ben-Ghiat (@ruthbenghiat) January 7, 2021
ABOVE: She is right. I remain hopeful that the insurrectionists will be brought to justice.
Mitch McConnell: "Nothing before us proves illegality anywhere near the massive scale that would've tipped the entire election. Nor can public doubt alone justify a radical break when the doubt itself was incited without any evidence." pic.twitter.com/fAdJZ571Qs— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) January 6, 2021
Shocker, but Senate Minority Leader (feels good to say that) Mitch McConnell has stood up to Trump and his enablers, saying:
We can not simply declare ourselves a national board of elections on steroids.
He is forcefully condemning the coup attempt which — by the way — has resulted in throngs of aggressive protesters attempting to storm the U.S. Capitol with all our biggest elected officials sitting inside of it, including VP Mike Pence, who said earlier, in a statement:
It is my considered judgment that my oath to support and defend the constitution constrains me from claiming unilateral authority to determine which electoral votes should be counted and which should not.
Incoming Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer gave a wonderfully fiery speech in response, trashing the insurrectionists attempting to steal this election:
"As we speak, half of our voters are being conditioned by the outgoing president to believe that when his party loses an election, the results must not be legitimate."— Bloomberg (@business) January 6, 2021
Chuck Schumer addresses the Senate on the U.S. election certification https://t.co/jbW1p2bl4e pic.twitter.com/1QGvq9kNDR
ABOVE: Nothin' to see here, just Pietro Boselli trying to kill us.
ABOVE: Today would've been Whitney Houston's 57th.
ABOVE: Glinda had that wasp waist!