The internet is blasting President Donald Trump for promoting a protest the day Congress meets to certify the Electoral College vote.
In recent days Trump has called for a ” big and wild protest” in the nation’s capital on January 6, the final date on which he and his most hard-line Republican allies desperately hope to overturn President-elect Joe Biden’s victory.
Trump, who twice campaigned on being the “law and order” candidate, is hoping to create chaos in Washington two weeks before Inauguration Day as he continues to baselessly claim that he “won.”
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has urged Republicans not to object to the election results, but some GOP lawmakers and far-right conspiracy theorists say they plan to disrupt the final procedural hurdle before Biden takes office.
Many Republicans and Washington law experts say Trump has zero chance of stalling the results and that his call for “wild” protests on January 6 is just a final desperate stunt.
The President’s tweet was met with scorn:
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 3, 2021
I got excited when I learned about your attempt to shake down Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger. My hope is Georgia State Attorney will build case, indict you, hold a trial, and lock you up. Stay healthy, Mr. Trump. We want you spend a long time in the Big House.
— Dr. Jeffrey Guterman (@JeffreyGuterman) January 3, 2021
The only thing people should be listening to today is this appalling clip in which Trump virtually orders the Secretary of State in Georgia to "recalculate" the votes and "find" just enough for Trump to win. #StopTheCorruption https://t.co/7zDNvuA4zU
— MURRAY🧢🇺🇸 (@murray_nyc) January 3, 2021
I am making a $100 bet.
The way Trump is in an uncontrollable panic I am laying down $100 he will actually shit his pants in public before the month is out.
I do not mean this as a metaphor.
I mean he will literally shit his pants in public. pic.twitter.com/fXFUWDFSC1
— Brad Norris (@EveryoneLies17) January 3, 2021
I like presidents that don't get recorded committing Federal election crimes.
— pinhead (@pinheadnyc) January 3, 2021
Trump actually threatened Georgia's Secretary of State, that he could face criminal consequences unless he somehow came up with the votes to deliver victory to Trump in Georgia
THAT'S ILLEGAL–BEYOND THE PALE.
Every lawmaker in Congress should condemn Trump's illegal behavior.
— Steven Greenhouse (@greenhousenyt) January 3, 2021
Now we know Trump strong armed not only the Ukraine, but Georgia too.
Does anyone with a brain cell believe he’s hasn’t done this many more times?
— Joe L Smith 🇺🇸👩❤️👨🏡🪂🍺🏝🏕 (@JoeLSmi02830645) January 4, 2021
So let me get this straight. The president, who insisted that someone is trying to steal the election, got caught in the act of trying to steal the election. Got it.
— AbbyNormal57 (@JBuch57) January 4, 2021
Trump literally told Brad Raffensperger to find him 11,780 votes
If this is swept under the rug then we will set a precedent that future presidents can coerce elected officials to change the will of the ppl & get away with it
— ConcernedCitizen (@Socialiberalist) January 3, 2021
bro haven't you done enough damage to the country for one day
— Jeff Tiedrich (@itsJeffTiedrich) January 3, 2021
OMG – The tapes??? You should be arrested at 12:01 PM on January 20th, 2021. You should RESIGN tomorrow.
— TheOneAndOnlyRichie 🏳️🌈🇮🇹🇺🇸 (@The1OnlyRichie) January 3, 2021