Well, at least we know Donald Trump didn’t arrive at this idiotic conclusion all by himself. John Eastman is likely to be remembered in the same category as Benedict Arnold. Here’s a tape, the third released in 24 hours, where Eastman recommends primary challenges to any election officials who won’t play along with the Big Lie agenda. If this isn’t engineering a coup d’etat, it will certainly do until the real thing comes along.
Listen to both clips, Eastman’s comments and Adam Schiff’s rejoinder.
Adam Schiff on political and legal efforts to rig and overturn elections: "This is how democracies come to an end, when the very tools of democracy are used against democracy itself." pic.twitter.com/9EFWUtZ6hD
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) October 27, 2021
It’s something to be watching democracy become infected and die in real time. But it’s not surprising. Democracy is contingent upon having two functioning political parties to balance each other out. We don’t have that now. We have one rotted husk of a political party that has become nothing but an obstructionist force in government. The Democrats can’t keep democracy going on their own.
Maybe this is what Liz Cheney and other old school conservatives who are demanding accountability for January 6 realize. There are precious few Republicans who stand for the right things these days. Look at the likes of Josh Mandel and J.D. Vance, who seek the senate. There is nothing that they offer but cynicism and conspiracy theory.
America is in trouble.