Outcome of House Speaker Election and Trump's Lead in Presidential Race Shows GOP Continues to Embrace Criminality & Lies about Jan 6

By Thomas
October 26, 2023

Non-Republican Americans long ago ceased to believe Trump's Republicans would have an epiphany and make a break with the lies, racism, xenophobia, and misogyny exemplified by Trump's every word and deed. On the contrary, most Americans have said, no matter how bad things are, far worse is yet to come. They have been proven right as Trump's main agenda continues to be his Big Lie that the 2020 presidential election was stolen, and, therefore, the Jan 6 insurrection at the Capitol and the multi-dimensional efforts to overturn the 2020 results were entirely justified.

Republicans blithely ignore:

  • The fact that three years later not one shred of evidence has emerged to support that monstrous conspiracy theory about "the steal."
  • Republicans, including high-level former officials in Trump's administration, are among the strongest voices denying the deniers.Some of them gave sworn testimony to the House Committee that conducted an in-depth investigation of the Jan 6 events, and found no evidence of large-scale corruption of the electoral process.
  • Cassidy Hutchinson, the chief of staff to Trump's White House Chief of Staff, Mark Meadows, testified before the Committee and wrote a book about Jan 6 and its aftermath. She shoots the "big steal" theory to smithereens.
  • A plethora of Republicans at the state level who oversaw the elections and refuted the charge of widespread malfeasance.

But the crowning revelation of the moral and intellectual bankruptcy of the Republican Party came this month.  During the same week that House Republicans, acting on Trump's directive, selected one of the most aggressive election deniers as Speaker, two of Trump's own lawyers pleaded guilty to making false claims about stolen votes and/or attempting to arrange for false electors to cast vote reversing the lawful election returns.

But just think. Republicans are so deep into Trump's immoral sewer, the worst is yet to come.

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