Less than an hour later: “Tommy might be extra widespread than ever earlier than – a hero!” And “Thanks!” After which a barrage of retweets of Trump supporters exulting in Tuberville’s plan. A little later, “I’m very disillusioned in the USA Supreme Court docket, and so is our nice nation!” The person was actually in a determined false hope/grief/rage/denial spiral Thursday night.
Across the similar time Trump went off on this tear, White Home press secretary Kayleigh McEnany placed on her marketing campaign hat and lied about the election, insisting that the outcomes had been suspicious in methods they simply were not and holding out hope to supporters that “litigation is ongoing”—regardless of these a number of rejections from the Supreme Court docket and dozens of rejections from decrease courts.
Tuberville can undoubtedly complicate the vote certification course of in Congress, making it take hours longer and creating form of a large number. He can’t cease Joe Biden from changing into president, given McConnell’s refusal to go alongside. However Trump’s refusal to acknowledge reality is getting new gas, priming the nation for weeks extra ugliness and for Trump’s supporters to proceed digging in within the perception that Biden’s presidency is not going to be authentic. The one good that may come out of that is if Trump’s base turns towards congressional Republicans who vote to uphold the desire of the voters, and even that’s not what you’d name a good end result.