Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) had a meltdown on the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Orlando on Saturday, claiming that former President Barack Obama helped steal the presidential election for Joe Biden.
Nunes basically stated that Obama and the Democrats had been the masterminds of a conspiracy that began within the spring of 2020 to steal the election through absentee ballots.
“One of many first folks to come back out and say we’re going to need to do absentee voting was Obama,” the GOP lawmaker stated. “They went to all their pleasant locations they may get this performed and so they basically began step one of claiming that everyone has to absentee vote.”
Nunes made no point out of the truth that voting by mail was expanded as a result of a lethal pandemic was ravaging the nation.
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Proper when this pandemic hit, one of many first folks to come back out and say we’re going to need to do absentee voting was Obama. They usually stated that again in Might. I believe it was April or Might is when he first stated that. This was the primary time that I had seen that, and I used to be considering, ‘What?’ After which, after all, they went to all their pleasant locations they may get this performed and so they basically began step one of claiming that everyone has to absentee vote and, we all know what occurred.
Republicans are hurting themselves and the nation by refusing to just accept actuality
Following Donald Trump’s election loss, Republicans had an opportunity to chart a brand new course for his or her get together.
They might have accepted the loss and used it as a wake-up name to alter course. Whereas Trump fired up a portion of the voters, it wasn’t and isn’t sufficient to win a nationwide election.
As an alternative of acknowledging that, Republicans are maintaining their heads buried within the sand. They refuse to just accept actuality.
Pushing these lies and conspiracy theories, as Devin Nunes did on Saturday, is what led to the Jan. 6 assault on the Capitol. It’s why D.C. continues to appear to be a conflict zone.
It’d make Republicans really feel good to create an alternate timeline during which they gained the 2020 presidential election. However these lies will harm them politically and weaken democracy in the long run.
Sean Colarossi at the moment resides in Cleveland, Ohio. He earned his Bachelor of Arts diploma in Journalism from the College of Massachusetts Amherst and was an organizing fellow for each of President Obama’s presidential campaigns. He additionally labored with Deliberate Parenthood as an Inexpensive Care Act Outreach Organizer in 2014, serving to northeast Ohio residents receive medical insurance protection.