Sen. Lindsay Graham is the Werkes’ favorite political figure. Feisty, humorous, brave and wise, he is — now WAS — Trump’s most loyal ally in the U.S. Senate (along with Ron Johnson). Here is Sen. Graham on the proposal to delay certifying the election and submit to a commission of 15.
If you’re looking for a way to convince people there was no fraud, having a commission chosen by Nancy Pelosi, Mitch McConnell, and John Roberts … it ain’t gonna work. … It’s going to delay and it gives credibility to a dark chapter of our history. That’s why I’m not with you. .… Trump and I, we had a hell of a journey. I hate it being this way. … From my point of view, he’s been a consequential president, But today, … all I can say is count me out. Enough is enough.
I tried to be helpful. but when the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled 4-3 that they didn’t violate the constitution of Wisconsin, I agreed with the three, but I accept the four. If Al Gore can accept 5-4 [that] he’s not president, I can accept Wisconsin 4-3. It went to the court, they said, ‘no you’re wrong.’
I accept the Pennsylvania Second Circuit [court] that Trump’s lawsuit wasn’t right. Georgia, they said the secretary of state took the law in his own hands, he changed the election laws unlawfully. A federal judge said no. I accept the federal judge, even though I don’t agree with it. … They said 8,000 felons in prison voted, give me ten — hadn’t got one. …
Enough’s enough. We’ve got to end it. Vice President Pence, what they are asking you to do you won’t do because you can’t. … The mob has done something else nobody else could do, to get me and Rand [Paul] to agree. Rand is right. If you’re a conservative, this is the most offensive concept in the world — that a single person could disenfranchise 155 million people. …
To the conservatives who believe in the Constitution, now is it the time to stand up and be counted. Originalism, count me in. It means what it says. Mr. Vice President, hang in there! They say we can count on Mike, you will do the right thing. You have a son who flies F-35’s, a son-in-law who flies F-18’s, they are flying so we get it right here. … Joe Biden, I traveled the world with Joe. … I prayed he would lose. He won. He’s the legitimate President of the United States. I cannot convince people, certain groups, by my words, but I will tell you by my actions that I — above all others in this body — need to say this, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are lawfully elected and will become the President and the Vice President of the United States on January 20.
Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, explains the law.
Blaska’s Bottom Line: Four years from now, do you really want a Democratic Congress to decide if the next Republican was really elected President? BTW: Add Mike Pence to the list of Real Republicans In Name AND Deed who should run for President in 2024.