Posts Tagged ‘2020 Election’

September 15th, 2021 - 12:05 am § in Donald Trump, Politics

Woodward book: Pence wavered on certifying election, Quayle told him he had to

Another of the bombshells in “Peril,” a new book by Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward (of Watergate fame) and Robert Costa, is this: Vice President Pence, who was under intense pressure from Trump to refuse to certify the election, called former Vice President Dan Quayle, whom he kn[...]

September 14th, 2021 - 6:46 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

Poor misunderstood Donald Trump

In their new book, “Peril” (get it here) Woodward and Costa wrote (see story here): “But after the Electoral College affirmed that Biden won the White House in December, McConnell delivered a floor speech recognizing Biden as President-elect. Trump called McConnell immediately af[...]

August 26th, 2021 - 6:39 pm § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Politics

Cop who shot Capitol rioter says he “saved lives”

Lt. Mike Byrd (photo, left), the Capitol Police officer who shot rioter Ashli Babbitt, told NBC News, “I know that day I saved countless lives.” (Read story here.) A Republican congressman who witnessed the shooting agrees. Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-OK) “felt that the Capitol police off[...]

August 24th, 2021 - 2:02 pm § in Politics

Republicans continue to peddle election mistrust

“The top Republican in the Pennsylvania state Senate said Monday he would kick off hearings into the results of the 2020 presidential election, the latest Republican-led investigation into an election that President Biden won handily,” The Hill reported on Tuesday, August 24, 2021. Read [...]

August 23rd, 2021 - 1:35 am § in Donald Trump, Politics

August 13 is postponed

PillowGuy Mike Lindell told his credulous followers that Trump would be “reinstated” on August 13. That date came and went. Biden is still president. Trump is a private citizen. How does he explain that? Just a minor technical hitch. Trump will reassume the presidency “before the e[...]

August 14th, 2021 - 12:19 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics

Capitol rioters ID’d who allegedly beat cop who later died

Cybersleuths “have tracked down two men who allegedly attacked police officer Jeffrey Smith at the US Capitol during the 6 January insurrection, leaving him with injuries that have been linked to his death days later,” the Guardian reported on Saturday, August 14, 2021 (read story here)[...]

August 13th, 2021 - 7:29 pm § in Politics

Colorado official accused of leaking voting equipment logins to QAnon

A Colorado county clerk accused of leaking voting machine login codes to QAnon could face criminal prosecution. In that state, county clerks run local elections. They’re elected officials, and therefore likely to be partisan. In Mesa County, which borders Nevada, the county clerk is Tina Peter[...]

August 11th, 2021 - 7:14 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics

Trump-appointed judge greenlights election vendor’s lawsuit against Trump allies

“A federal judge in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday rejected requests from former Trump personal attorney Rudy Giuliani, pro-Trump lawyer Sidney Powell and MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell [to] dismiss lawsuits from Dominion Voting Systems against the three,” The Hill reported on August 11, 2[...]

August 5th, 2021 - 3:10 pm § in Politics

Republicans and mass delusions

Two-thirds of Republicans — representing about 27% to 29% of the total U.S. population — still cling to a belief that the 2020 election was “stolen,” according to a Yahoo News/You Gov poll published on Thursday, August 5, 2021. See story here. In addition, “Only 15 perc[...]

August 4th, 2021 - 2:17 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics

A judge explains patriotism

     “A federal judge rejected the argument that US Capitol rioters … are being prosecuted for their political views,” CNN reported on Wednesday, August 4, 2021 (read story here).      She’s right, of course. They’re being prosecuted for illegal acts, not their be[...]