Leaked Messages Show How Far Republicans Wanted To Go To Keep Trump In Office
Following Donald Trump’s 2020 election loss, the former president’s chief of staff Mark Meadows received a vast amount of messages from Republican leaders across the country urging them to do something about the election results.
On Monday, Talking Points Memo reporter Hunter Walker got a hold of those messages and posted them for the world to see.
Rep. Brian Babin (R-TX), for instance, flat-out equated Trump’s loss with the end of the American republic.
“Mark, When we lose Trump we lose our Republic,” he wrote to Meadows. “Fight like hell and find a way. We’re with you down here in Texas and refuse to live under a corrupt Marxist dictatorship. Liberty! Babin.”
Others, like Rep. Ralph Norman (R-SC), took things even further and said Trump needed to declare “Marshall Law” (sic) in order to “save” the American republic.
“Mark, in seeing what’s happening so quickly, and reading about the Dominion lawsuits attempting to stop any meaningful investigation we are at a point of no return in saving our Republic !!” he declared. “Our LAST HOPE is invoking Marshall Law!! PLEASE URGE TO PRESIDENT TO DO SO!!”
Then there were lawmakers like Rep. Mike Kelly (R-PA), who used a profane slur to describe the people who certified the results of the election.
“Let me know if there’s anything I can do to fight these MF’ers in Pa.?” he wrote to Meadows. “Our President is heroic !! Thank you for all you’ve done and please let the President know just how much he’s loved and appreciated in Pennsylvania! Sincerely, Mike Kelly.”
And Rep. Mark Green (R-TN) sent Meadows a message pushing for Republican-led state legislatures to flat-out intervene on Trump’s behalf to declare him the winner.
“Dick Morris is saying State Leg can intervene and declare Trump winner,” he wrote. “NC, PA, MI, WI all have GOP Leg.”
You can read the full report HERE.
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