Nearly 300 Republican state legislators may face legal consequences after being directly implicated in Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election, says former top GOP strategist Amanda Carpenter, Raw Story reports.
Carpenter’s assertion came after the House Select Committee repeated a text message sent to then-White House chief of staff Mark Meadows on Jan. 3, 2021. The message references a call with Trump and Peter Navarro the previous day in which the sender makes it clear that many lawmakers were participating as well.
“We focused a ton on Trump’s call to Brad Raffensberger but the idea Trump was coordinating with potentially hundreds of state legislators to block Biden’s certification is…major. We should talk about that a lot more,” Carpenter said, noted The Raw Story.
Carpenter, who is a columnist at The Bulwark, pointed to a press release sent the day before the text message to Meadows that described a very similar call.
In the press release, the group “Got Freedom?” said it “conducted an exclusive national briefing.”
“Nearly 300 state lawmakers and others participated in the briefing, which also featured an address by President Trump,” the press release said. “Also on the call were Rudy Giuliani; professor of law John Eastman; Peter Navarro, Assistant to the President for Trade and Manufacturing (appearing in his personal capacity), and John Lott, Senior Advisor, U.S. Department of Justice (also appearing in his personal capacity).”
That is, if this was in fact the call being discussed here. https://t.co/Z5NMy0RnXS
— Amanda Carpenter (@amandacarpenter) April 1, 2022
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