Maybe John Eastman is trying to cop an insanity plea, ya spose? Because it’s either that, or this is how bonkers the man really is, in which case it makes complete sense that he’s on the brink of losing his law license and possibly being incarcerated for his role in the insurrection at the Capitol on January 6, 2021.
This is classic. This is one of the most batshit things I’ve ever heard.
John Eastman says that he was morally obligated to help Trump try to steal the 2020 election because Democrats represent "an existential threat" to the nation and the word: "What are you supposed to do? Just sit around and twiddle your thumbs?" https://t.co/zPAu4mOCM7 https://t.co/HCYL9k2LJa pic.twitter.com/4wJLsbpcUh
— Right Wing Watch (@RightWingWatch) August 10, 2023
If he believes this, that the Democrats actually were in the process of “stealing” the election, then he has totally lost it. What he’s really saying here, and we knew it at the time, is that Donald Trump had no intention of accepting the results of the election if they weren’t in his favor. The system only “works” when he’s victorious. When he loses, then suddenly it’s corrupt. Welcome to our world, Donald, where you have to simply stomach results that are unpalatable until you can get back to the ballot box the next go around.
For Eastman to sit there and say all this with a straight face is amazing. It makes you wonder two things: 1) Does anybody in his think tank world ever let reality in at all? 2) How much money did Trump pay and/or promise him to cobble together some fiction that would actually fly?
The only existential crisis here is Eastman’s. He put together this bizarro world legal theory that wouldn’t hold water and now he’s going to very probably lose his law license over it — and well he should — and he may go to prison, as co-conspirator 2.
Eastman is not an intellectual, he’s merely a crackpot. If this is the intellectual standard bearer of the GOP in this day and age, no wonder they’re in the world of hurt that they are.