Hillary Clinton popped her head out of her hole this week to accuse Republicans of cowardice in their efforts to support President Trump and his attempts to challenge the 2020 election results.
“The election was not close,” Clinton tweeted. “There was no evidence of fraud. The states have certified the results. Yet Trump continues to try to overturn the election at the expense of our democracy. The emperor has no clothes. Republican electeds who continue to humor him have no spines.”
“Republican electeds” is one of the weirder phrases we’ve seen in some time, but okay. At its heart, what we have here is a woman who spent two YEARS after the 2016 election blaming everything and everyone from James Comey to the Russians to misogyny to Bernie Sanders for her loss to Donald Trump. Her criticism of Republicans, in this instance, can only come across as comical.
But, of course, she’s not the only one pitching a fit.
“The GOP Abandons Democracy,” read a headline from The Atlantic.
“Meet the 106 House Republican Traitors Who Betrayed America For Trump,” read another one from PoliticsUSA.
And so on.
The Democrats are angry because more than 100 GOP lawmakers signed on to an amicus brief in support of a lawsuit Texas has filed against Pennsylvania and three other states, claiming that they violated the 14th Amendment and their own state laws when making up new rules for the 2020 election.
“This brief presents [our] concern as Members of Congress, shared by untold millions of their constituents, that the unconstitutional irregularities involved in the 2020 presidential election cast doubt upon its outcome and the integrity of the American system of elections,” the Republicans said in their brief.
In a statement, Rep. Mike Johnson said, “Most of my Republican colleagues in the House, and countless millions of our constituents across the country, now have serious concerns with the integrity of our election system. The purpose of our amicus brief will be to articulate this concern and express our sincere belief that the great importance of this issue merits a full and careful consideration by the Court.”
Legal experts have said it is exceedingly unlikely that the Supreme Court will grant Texas a forum and even less likely that they will rule in favor of the plaintiffs. Nonetheless, the lawsuit brings up excellent and pertinent legal points about this election, and when the House reviews the results of this election on January 6, it will give lawmakers something to chew on.