Virginia state Sen. Amanda Chase, who’s at the moment operating for governor, is looking for similar action, posting on Fb that Trump ought to “declare martial legislation as advisable by Normal Flynn.” Additionally a coup.
That’s two elected Republicans at a reasonably excessive degree—we’re not speaking in regards to the proverbial dogcatcher right here—calling for a coup, one among them echoing Trump’s former nationwide safety adviser, who he simply pardoned of crimes. This may’t be dismissed as a fringe problem. Even when the numbers of lawmakers saying this stuff stays pretty low, they’re elected officers. And they’re echoing the remark threads on much more far-right web sites, in addition to the violent protesters who swarmed Washington, D.C., over the weekend. To say nothing of the truth that, no, Donald Trump nonetheless has not conceded, and he’s tweeting stuff like calls to arrest Republican state-level officers who refused to overturn the desire of the voters and, within the context of refusing to concede, “Republican Celebration should lastly study to struggle. Individuals are indignant!”
Trump will push it so far as he thinks he can get away with. Steinburg and Chase are telling him he can get away with a full-on coup.