The Claremont Institute is attempting to assert that the John Eastman Trump coup memo wasn’t actually a coup memo, so Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) hit them with the details.
The Proper Is Attempting To Make The Proof Of Trump’s Coup Vanish
The John Eastman memo was the six level plan for Trump to hold out a coup to remain in energy that concerned Vice President Pence, Reps. Kevin McCarthy and Steve Scalise, together with Supreme Court docket Justice Alito.
It’s written proof that Trump was attempting to overturn a democratic election to remain in energy.
The Claremont Institute tried to inform a special story, however Rep. Ted Lieu wasn’t having it:
Expensive @ClaremontInst: John Eastman wrote a whole memo instructing the VP to overturn the election. Have you ever learn it?
A banana is a banana. It’s not an apple. Doesn’t matter how lengthy your Twitter thread is.
And are you actually a suppose tank? Since you sound silly. https://t.co/Lb9mzjEdCa
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) October 12, 2021
`Rep. Lieu was right. The memo isn’t pretend information. The plan was made clear, and it hinged on Mike Pence creating chaos by refusing to certify the election, which would then allow McCarthy and Scalise to file a lawsuit, and Justice Alito to issue an injunction blocking the certification of the election, which might then throw it again to the states with the purpose of getting the Home delegations resolve, the place Republicans have a majority to declare Trump the winner.
Nancy Pelosi saved the day by quicking reconvening Congress to certify the outcomes after the 1/6 assault. Pence didn’t play alongside, so McCarthy and Scalise by no means had time to file their lawsuit, and democracy was saved.
Republicans try to rewrite historical past, which is why they’re fearful of the 1/6 investigation, and what it’s more likely to uncover.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He’s additionally a White Home Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Diploma in Political Science. His graduate work targeted on public coverage, with a specialization in social reform actions.
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