As Twitchy reported, right after the January 6 select committee held its final hearing and delivered its final report, member and 2016 election denier Jamie Raskin went on the Sunday shows to call for the abolition of the Electoral College. The Electoral College, he said, “has become a danger, not just to democracy, but to the American people.”
Writing for The Nation, John Nichols argues that the January 6 committee dropped the ball by not calling for the Electoral College to be abolished. And why not? Because Republican Rep. Liz Cheney “had no interest in doing so.” This might be the first negative thing we’ve heard about Cheney from the liberal media ever since she joined the committee. And don’t think she’s not thinking of running for president in 2024.
Why didn’t the committee explain how abolishing the Electoral College could eliminate future threats? Because, according to media reports, Wyoming Representative Liz Cheney had no interest in doing so. https://t.co/l6gODidsHT
— The Nation (@thenation) December 28, 2022
What power, exactly, did the committee have to abolish the Electoral College? None, obviously. Nichols writes:
Of course, the January 6 committee needed to outline its referrals for criminal charges against Trump. But it also needed to call for Congress and the states to begin the process of amending the US Constitution to do away with the Electoral College and ensure that future elections are decided by the popular will of the people.
Like the prosecution of a former president, seeking to change the process by which presidents are chosen is a daunting task. Yet it has to be discussed, now that we know that conflicts over Electoral College results have led to incitement toward violence—and could do so again.
Never take the threat of violence seriously from anyone who stood on the sidelines in 2020 during the “firey but mostly peaceful” riots.
The January 6 committee calling for abolition of the electoral college would’ve confirmed that it was the partisan sham its critics said it was. If Liz Cheney took that off the table, she really was smarter than her colleagues. Alas, John Nichols is too dumb to understand that. https://t.co/wtV9SvWi82
— Varad Mehta (@varadmehta) December 29, 2022
— Tom Kattman (@TomKattman) December 29, 2022
It’s interesting to differently-read this headline: the REST OF the Very Serious and Non-Biased Jan 6 Committee wanted to…abolish the Electoral College?
What a complete partisan clown show. https://t.co/DUHdOCddml
— Wilfred Reilly (@wil_da_beast630) December 29, 2022
1) It wouldn’t matter. The EC can only be removed via Constitutional amendment. Good luck getting the votes.
2) You think the EC protects “small red states.” Fine. It protects small blue states too…as it should. The minority don’t lost their voices just b/c they’re the minority.
— David Proctor (@freedomtrombone) December 29, 2022
Because your definition of “threats,” if it includes the Constitution’s way to prevent Mob Rule Blue Cities from dominating everything, is laughable.
— McGehee 🇺🇲 (@ak4mc) December 29, 2022
Imagine looking at the January 6th committee and thinking “it wasn’t political enough”
— Todd The Fox (@ToddFoxtrot) December 29, 2022
“Why didn’t the committee explain how abolishing the Electoral College could eliminate future threats?”
Because it’s a load of bullshit to claim it would have.
— Slender Mandalorian (@SlenderMando) December 29, 2022
Ensuring that elections are NOT decided by the popular will of the people (insert “mob rule here”) is the purpose of its existence. We are a republic of independent states—not a democracy. It would have also exposed them for the partisan hacks they were.
Cheney saved them…
— The Highviëwän (@FlueyKung) December 29, 2022
– abolish the electoral college
– pack the courts
– expand the unelected bureaucracy
– eliminate the legislative filibuster
Who’s the threat to democracy again?
— Jeff (@HoustonHizzoner) December 28, 2022
Why, Democrats are the party of “norms.” Isn’t it great to have the party of norms getting everything back to normal?
The more these idiots talk the more sense the Capitol riots make.
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Election denier Jamie Raskin says the Electoral College is a danger to the American people https://t.co/gbUESGcTGa
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) December 26, 2022