If you counted Trump out, you might have done so a little prematurely.
It appears that the president has been meeting with Congressional republicans in a last ditch effort to overturn the electoral college vote. And while we won’t over-promise – the effort is still a long shot – it appears to be gaining momentum.
White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows posted the following announcement on Twitter:
Several members of Congress just finished a meeting in the Oval Office with President @realDonaldTrump, preparing to fight back against mounting evidence of voter fraud.
— Mark Meadows (@MarkMeadows) December 21, 2020
The Washington Examiner notes:
Even though Alabama’s incoming GOP Sen. Tommy Tuberville has alluded to support of the effort to object to the results in several battleground states, giving Republicans at least one required representative in each chamber to force deliberation on the matter, it remains a Hail Mary strategy, with Democrats retaining a narrow majority in the House and, in the Republican-controlled Senate, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell discouraging fellow GOP senators from joining Trump’s efforts to overturn Biden’s win.
Rep.-elect Marjorie Taylor Greene shared a short video on Twitter walking out of the White House meeting, which she called a “planning session.” The tweet also boasted of a “rapidly rowing” group of Republicans in the House and Senate supporting their cause.
It’s a long shot to be sure, but while there’s life, there’s hope. Certainly the troubling evidence of voter fraud, including dead people voting, should cause all representatives to strongly consider their responsibilites.