The Claremont Institute is trying to claim that John Eastman Trump’s coup note was not really a coup note, and therefore rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) hit them with the facts.
The judge tries to make the evidence of Trump’s coup disappear
John Eastman’s memo was the six-point plan for Trump to carry out a coup to stay in power, which included Vice President Pence, representatives Kevin McCarthy and Steve Scalise, along with Supreme Court Justice Alito.
It is written proof that Trump tried to overthrow a democratic election to stay in power.
The Claremont Institute tried to tell a different story, but that was not Ted Lieu’s word:
Dear @ClaremontInst: John Eastman wrote an entire memorandum instructing the VP to reverse the election. Have you read it?
A banana is a banana. This is not an apple. No matter how long your Twitter thread is.
And are you really a brainstormer? Because you sound stupid. https://t.co/Lb9mzjEdCa
– Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) 12 October 2021
`Rep. Lieu was correct. The memorandum is not fake news. The plan has been made clear, and it depends on Mike Pence causing chaos by refusing to certify the election, which would then allow McCarthy and Scalise to file a lawsuit, and issue Judge Alito an order blocking the certification of the election, which will then throw it back to the states with the aim of getting the House delegations to decide, where Republicans have a majority to declare Trump the winner.
Nancy Pelosi saved the day by quickly bringing Congress back together to certify the results after the 1/6 attack. Pence does not play along, so McCarthy and Scalise never had time to file their lawsuit, and democracy was saved.
Republicans are trying to rewrite history, so they are afraid of the 1/6 inquiry and what it is likely to uncover.
Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House press officer and a congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason holds a bachelor’s degree in political science. His graduate work focuses on public policy, specializing in social reform movements.
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