Editor: Three cheers for the Constitution and the rule of law, which are the basic tenets of a democracy.
Sixteen fake electors who signed certificates falsely claiming the ex-president won Michigan in 2020 have been charged with multiple felonies.
How long before the eight Senate Republicans and 139 GOP House members who supported objections to certifying the Arizona and/or Pennsylvania electoral outcome are brought to justice? This list includes eight representatives from our own state, including local representative Dan Meuser who sought to decertify the vote of the entire state. So much for “fake electors.”
How about “fake candidates?” The 22nd Amendment to the Constitution says, “No person shall be elected to the office of the president more than twice…”
So when the ex-president’s lawyers argue that trials resulting from indictments should be postponed until after the 2024 election, shouldn’t somebody tell them about the 22nd amendment, which, effectively, does not allow their client to run for president, at least, until he is willing to admit that he lost the 2020 election and concede?
That’s if anyone in the Republican hierarchy who has sworn to uphold the Constitution is not willing to sacrifice democracy to their lust for power.
No concession — no candidacy!