By Jon Dougherty
If you watched the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings last week featuring Attorney General William Barr, what you saw was the latest spectacle involving a political party — Democrats — who still have not accepted the results of the 2016 election, even threatening, at one point, to lock Barr up over it.
Mind you, this is the same party a) that wants to keep POTUS Donald Trump off ballots for refusing to release his tax returns; b) that wants to get rid of the Electoral College; c) that wants to usurp the Electoral College with the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact; d) still claims Trump isn’t “legitimate;” and e) whose last nominee, Hillary Clinton, still hasn’t accepted her loss.
So it probably will seem just a bit — shall we say confusing — to you to hear the Democratic Speaker of the House voice concerns that the sitting president of the United States will have a problem accepting election results in the future.
In an interview with The New York Times:
“We have to inoculate against that, we have to be prepared for that,” Ms. Pelosi said during an interview at the Capitol on Wednesday as she discussed her concern that Mr. Trump would not give up power voluntarily if he lost re-election by a slim margin next year.
Unreal. This is also the party of illegal alien voting. Of vote fraud. Of “ballot harvesting” (which is just a formalized version of vote fraud) that allowed the party to ‘pick up’ several GOP-controlled seats in California. And so forth.
The Times allowed Pelosi to pontificate broadly — without ever challenging her on the basis of her party’s history of not accepting results or trying to fix results — regarding “concerns” she had that ‘POTUS Trump the Tyrant’ would somehow not allowed Democrats to be seated in Congress had the party only picked up a few seats to become the majority.
At one point the fawning NYT even claimed that the president’s claims of Democrat voter fraud were “unsubstantiated.” Really? The documentation exists that, over and over again, voter fraud is a problem that only Democrats favor and garbage media like the Times excuses or blows off.
Pelosi herself said earlier this year she wants to give anyone who comes into the country — legally or illegally — the ‘right’ to vote.
“So, when we talk about newcomers, we have to recognize the constant reinvigoration of America that they are, that we all have been – our families,” said Pelosi. “And that, unless you’re blessed to be Native American – which is a blessing in itself that we respect – but that constant reinvigoration of hope, determination, optimism, courage, to make the future better for the next generation, those are American traits.
“And these newcomers make America more American. And we want them, when they come here, to be fully part of our system. And that means not suppressing the vote of our newcomers to America,” she added.
“It sounds like I’m making it up. What kind of government would cancel the vote of its own citizens, and replace it with noncitizens?” raged former Navy SEAL hero and freshman Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas).
Hearing Nancy Pelosi claim she’s worried POTUS Trump won’t accept election results is like hearing Michael Moore refused a third cheeseburger: There is no element of truth to it.
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