During an appearance on MSNBC, Harvard constitutional scholar Laurence Tribe warned that Republicans are already plotting a scheme to steal the 2024 election regardless of who wins. The scheme would involve Supreme Court justices Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, Samuel Alito, and Clarence Thomas, the law scholar said.
Tribe’s warning comes after a conservative judge wrote in an opinion piece published by CNN on Wednesday that Republicans are “already a long way toward recapturing the White House in 2024, whether Trump or another Republican candidate wins the election or not.”
In his OpEd, retired federal J. Michael Luttig, who was appointed by former President George H.W. Bush, broke down what he called the “Republican blueprint” to steal the 2024 election ― the cornerstone of which, he said, was the Supreme Court’s embrace of the “independent state legislature” doctrine.
Their actual objective, said Luttig, was “to execute successfully in 2024 the very same plan they failed in executing in 2020 and to overturn the 2024 election if Trump or his anointed successor loses again in the next quadrennial contest.”
“The last presidential election was a dry run for the next,” cautioned Luttig, who in January 2021 advised then-Vice President Mike Pence against assisting Trump in delaying President Joe Biden’s win.
During the interview, Tribe told MSNBC host Joy Reid how Republicans plan to execute their strategy.
Watch the video below:
.@tribelaw describes what "is being bandied about as the technique that they hope to use if they get Gorsuch and Kavanaugh and Alito and Thomas on board… to take the next election regardless of who wins." #TheReidOut pic.twitter.com/QLWa4Y93Vc
— The ReidOut (@thereidout) April 29, 2022