A most undemocratic action

In an Associated Press article called “Mitt Romney on Trump: ‘It is difficult to imagine a worse, more undemocratic action by a sitting American President’” please note the following paragraphs:

“Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, one of Trump’s most vocal GOP critics, tweeted Thursday, ‘It is difficult to imagine a worse, more undemocratic action by a sitting American President.’

Romney accused Trump on resorting to ‘overt pressure on state and local officials to subvert the will of the people and overturn the election.’

Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., went after Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani, who held a press conference Thursday presenting a list of far-fetched, thoroughly debunked claims on the 2020 election.

In a statement, Sasse said:’Rudy and his buddies should not pressure electors to ignore their certification obligations under the statute. We are a nation of laws, not tweets.'”

Other than Republican Senator Lamar Alexander and a few GOP Congress people and governors, most Republican incumbents have been silent or offer some cautious support of the outgoing president. Former Republican Senators Jeff Flake and Bob Corker have been outspoken in their criticism holding no punches. Yet, per Mark Shields on PBS Newshour, it is interesting that the news show “Meet the Press” could not get any sitting Republican Senators to come on the show last Sunday.

This is telling, but is also sad. We have a petulant outgoing president who continues to claim wide-spread voter fraud without evidence, legal success, or sense of right and wrong. We need to thank Senators and others who speak out. We also need to remind the silent ones to what they swore an oath to – the US constitution.

The following is a letter I posted on the websites of three GOP Senators who are stating their concerns.

“Senator, too few Senators from my former party are publicly stating what they know privately. Thank you for your courage to speak up and be critical of the claims of wide-spread fraud by the outgoing president. Unfortunately, he has sown seeds of doubt and his followers do not know he has lost about two dozen court cases winning only a small one that tossed a few votes, that Republican officials have stated on the record there is no wide-spread fraud, that he fired Chris Krebs because he said the election was secure and what he is doing was predicted and unsurprising as he has orchestrated this over the last six months. He is endangering a peaceful transition of power and per his niece, she said her uncle will burn it all down to avoid losing. I appreciate your efforts to not let him burn down our democracy.”

Please feel free to use and adapt this note. The full article can be linked to below.


21 thoughts on “A most undemocratic action

  1. Well said, as always. He just lost another case in Pennsylvania, and the judge issues a “scathing” order. ‘Bout time he gives it up … but he won’t … he’ll remain on his path of destruction. You are right to give kudos to the few who were willing to speak up against what he’s doing, and I have used your letter as a basis for one of my own to do the same. Thanks, Keith!

    • Jill, with their silence, the Senators give this outgoing president to continue to push his fraud on the American people. One more GOP Senator came out against Trump yesterday, Senator Pat Toomey. What these silent Senators fail to acknowledge publicly, is Trump’s wide spread claims are causing huge damage – it is not just court cases. It is Trump’s BS. Keith

      • I hadn’t heard about Toomey … good to know! Now we need about 50 more! No, it’s not just court cases … he is calling into question our faith in our democratic processes and is demoralizing the people of this nation. The damage he is doing, and his sycophants are aiding and abetting, will take decades to undo.

      • Jill, former Governor, Chris Christie, Governor Larry Hogan, former Trump Dept secretaries John Bolton and HR McMaster all were hypercritical of Trump and Republican leadership today. The Judge’s ruling yesterday was very critical as well. Now, the GOP leadership looks poor and unpatriotic. Maybe, just maybe they will ask Trump to stand down before he does more damage. Keith

  2. Hello Keith. Do you know if Senator Lamar Alexander moved forward with his promise to help Biden get the DPB? Also I get the idea that these Republican elected officials think on January 20th they will be free of tRump. However what they are doing right now, cowering from him is ensuring they will have to deal with him for a long time to come. He is going to keep his base riled up against them because it has been shown to him that threat works against them to get him what he wants. Hugs

    • Scottie, America will be “plagued” by the likes of the outgoing president for quite awhile. He will will wield power until he no longer can. In some respects, his base plus other less rabid fans are eating up his fight saying he won. But, I have to believe there is an increasing number who see this person for what he is – someone who lies, cheats and bullies.

      I think Senator Langford eased off on the intelligence briefing comment after backlash from said the rabid plus group. I do not know if Alexander has. Read Pat Toomey’s quote below about the judge who ruled against Trump’s campaign yesterday. Keith

  3. Note to Readers: Counting Senator Susan Collins who acknowledged Biden as president-elect,, this morning, a fifth Senator Pat Toomey did the same. Here is a piece of that article:

    “Pennsylvania’s Patrick Toomey has become the fifth Republican Senator to break rank with President Donald Trump by congratulating Joe Biden and Kamala Harris….

    ‘With today’s decision by Judge Matthew Brann, a longtime conservative Republican whom I know to be a fair and unbiased jurist, to dismiss the Trump campaign’s lawsuit, President Trump has exhausted all plausible legal options to challenge the result of the presidential race in Pennsylvania,’ Toomey said in a statement Saturday, though the Trump campaign is due to push its case on in higher courts.”

    • Hello Keith. tRump’s plan has always been to go to higher courts, he said clearly he wants the election in the hands of the SCOTUS so they can simply hand him the election as they did in Bush v Gore. Democracy and the will of the people be damned and unimportant. Hugs

      • Scottie, the one key difference is there is no issue to resolve other than his tantrum. It would not surprise me for SCOTUS to either not take it him or rule 9 to 0. Keith

  4. I think it’s all been said, Keith. Until someone stands up to the bully he will continue. And his posse, still led by Twitchy Mitchy it seems, will continue cowering before him and doing what they must to gain his accolades while he threatens and bullies others into doing the worst of the dirty work for him. He comes out smelling — well let’s leave it at that. I think most of us know how a skunk smells and how difficult it is to get rid of the smell after he sprays it around.

    • Kentuckyangel, I wonder who has the gravatas and chutzpah to tell this person to back down on his fraudulent claims. He dismisses all critics through name calling and, in essence, telling his rabid fans they can ignore the criticism. It truly boggles the mind his hold over people when what I see is overt fraud, cheating and lying. Keith

      • That’s because you are an intelligent and sane human being, Keith. He is simply put a bully and an idiot who should have had his butt paddled when still in diapers. Actually, I’m wondering if he is still in those diapers when he begins throwing his childish fits, but he wields so much power over people it’s almost like he is serving them some type of Kool Aid. Like most cult leaders he spouts the poison and the cult followers blindly follow along doing what he tells them without any thoughts of their own. We seem to be living in a country filled with mindless fools.

      • Angela, we used to be asked to make sure other countries’ elections are fair and secure. I think those invitations will wane with our corrupt acting outgoing president. Keith

  5. Excellent post Keith. I see that Senator Toomey of PA also came out against what’s going on. Unfortunately, I think Toomey is not running for another term. So, certainly not a profile in courage there. We need more. We need ALL of them, not just a few. If after Michigan and PA certify the election tomorrow, there’s no more excuses. None.

    • Jeff, let’s hope they do. Trump’s game plan now is a delaying tactic. See the more states that certify, his argument weakens. The request to recount again in Georgia will hopefully be dismissed as they did a recount. Keith

      • Yes, it’s only a matter of time Keith before it all collapses. We’ll see if his GSA stooge does the right thing this week and ascertains the election for Biden. There’s no excuse not to.

  6. Note to Readers: I am watching a football game on Fox and they just ran an ad called “Voices America Trusts – Laura Ingraham, Tucker Carlson and Sean Hannity.” Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha…..

  7. Note to Readers: Another highly credible Republican voice said the following today:

    “Appearing separately on CNN’s ‘State of the Union,’ Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, a Republican, said he was ’embarrassed that more people in the party aren’t speaking up’ against Trump’s actions to influence electors.”

    In the same article it was noted Trump’s former National Security Director said Trump is throwing rocks through windows like a”street rioter.”

  8. Hi, Keith–Am I the only one who read the response from Texans who have several militias wanting to fight at Trump’s signal? I’m still scared. Bad enough that he’s punishing fellow Americans for his loss. And leaving the summit to play golf? Does anyone know who wins when he plays?

    • Nan, I am not aware of this, but not surprised. What these folks fail to realize is they are a vocal minority and would be put down for doing something stupid. Even Republican governors will not tolerate this kind of violence


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