President Donald Trump went on an epic Twitter rant on Saturday that targeted congressional Republicans, the Supreme Court, and the Justice Department for not fighting hard enough to overturn the results of an election that he sees as having massive voter fraud.
“If a Democrat Presidential Candidate had an Election Rigged & Stolen, with proof of such acts at a level never seen before, the Democrat Senators would consider it an act of war, and fight to the death. Mitch & the Republicans do NOTHING, just want to let it pass. NO FIGHT!” Trump tweeted. Trump’s rant comes after Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) congratulated President-elect Joe Biden after the Electoral College vote gave him more than the needed 270 electoral votes on December 14.
Additionally, no senator has yet come forward and said they would challenge the congressional approval of Electoral College votes with Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) in the House. Even if the vote certification was challenged by Republicans, there would not be enough in the House to overturn the Electoral College and change the results, and McConnell has urged his Senate colleagues not to challenge the vote.
“The U.S. Supreme Court has been totally incompetent and weak on the massive Election Fraud that took place in the 2020 Presidential Election,” Trump said in another tweet. “We have absolute PROOF, but they don’t want to see it – No ‘standing’, they say. If we have corrupt elections, we have no country!”
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Trump continued, “The ‘Justice’ Department and the FBI have done nothing about the 2020 Presidential Election Voter Fraud, the biggest SCAM in our nation’s history, despite overwhelming evidence. They should be ashamed. History will remember. Never give up. See everyone in D.C. on January 6th.”
Bill Barr, who was attorney general until he stepped down last week, said in early December that he had not seen any evidence of voter fraud big enough to overturn election results.
Trump vetoed the $740 billion Defense Spending Authorization Act just before leaving Washington to go to Florida for Christmas on Wednesday, the Washington Times reported. He had threatened a veto if Congress didn’t add a repeal of Section 230 liability protections for big tech companies, which have been censoring prominent conservative news stories and sites, and likely cost Trump re-election with their actions.
He also tweeted his disgust with the $2.3 trillion combined 2021 omnibus spending bill and coronavirus relief bill, which was passed by both houses of Congress a few days before Christmas. “I simply want to get our great people $2000, rather than the measly $600 that is now in the bill. Also, stop the billions of dollars in ‘pork,’” Trump wrote of the bill, which he reluctantly signed late on Sunday.
House Republicans on Wednesday rejected an effort by Democrats to increase direct stimulus payments to $2,000 each from $600 each, ostensibly because Democrats did not also address the billions in “pork” that Trump wanted taken out of the spending bill.
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While complaining about election fraud worse than that in Afghanistan, Trump also acknowledged that Biden is going to take office on January 20 and that there’s nothing he can really do to stop it at this point.
“A young military man working in Afghanistan told me that elections in Afghanistan are far more secure and much better run than the USA’s 2020 Election,” he wrote. “Ours, with its millions and millions of corrupt Mail-In Ballots, was the election of a third world country. Fake President!”
As things now stand, there’s simply no way that Trump can still turn things around and end up president on January 21. The most he can do is claim that Biden is illegitimate, and plan to challenge him again in 2024.