If you're a Republican who isn't planning to end your allegiance to the GOP, either you are unaware of the highly unpatriotic coup attempt being planned by your political party in Congress on January 6, or you're OK with this shameful effort to overthrow the lawful result of the 2020 presidential election in favor of a wanna-be authoritarian, Donald Trump.
I'm hoping that the former is the case.
Maybe you've been busy with Christmas and New Year celebrations and haven't paid much attention to the news. In that case, I'm sharing some Twitter tweets and a Washington Post opinion piece that will bring you up to speed on what a dozen Republican Senators and reportedly at least 120 Republican House members are plotting to do next Wednesday.
That's when the usually ceremonial counting of the Electoral College votes will take place. Sure, there's a process laid out in law for what's to be done if a state has two slates of contested electors. But all the states have certified their slate of electors, so there's no decision for Congress to make about who gets each state's electoral votes.
Which isn't stopping the coup attempt. Any Republican who doesn't condemn this disgusting plot to subvert our democracy -- a first in the history of the United States -- has decided that loyalty to Trump is more important than loyalty to our nation.
Check out a Washington Post opinion piece, "Cruz disrupting the electoral college count won't change anything. It can still hurt democracy."
As shown below, Chris Hayes points out that the only evidence being put forward by Republicans of serious fraud in the presidential election is the assertion that after months of falsely claiming that this non-existent fraud existed, now the GOP is using the fact that many people in their party believe the lies they were told is reason enough for Congress to hold off on declaring Joe Biden the victor -- which he certainly is.
I've also shared a tweet that shows the names of the disgusting anti-democratic senators who have joined Ted Cruz' Crazy Club, and an assortment of other tweets -- including a series from attorney Max Kennerly debunking the ridiculous claim that fraud enabled Biden to win the election.