Conservative operative and former federal judge J. Michael Luttig, one of the lawyers who advised Pence not to go along with Trump’s crackpot plan to overturn the 2020 presidential election, wrote a powerful piece about what Congress must do to close loopholes in the Electoral Count Act before Trumpists can drive a caravan of trucks through it in 2024. An excellent analysis of the law and the vividly demonstrated determination of the Clear and Present Danger to use any means necessary to aggrandize himself, get back into power and stay out of prison.
Luttig also wrote an op ed in the New York Times while “Bagpiper” Bill Barr was trying to dismiss Mike Flynn’s guilty plea to being a serial perjurer and a disgrace to his oath to the Constitution. Luttig defended Barr, and Flynn, and Judge Rao, author of the rabidly partisan pro-Trump decision (overturned on appeal) and everybody else connected to protecting the fearless leader and his loyalists.
He seems to have changed his tune a bit recently, in light of Trump’s increasingly unhinged lashing out at democracy itself, after inciting his January 6th riot. The other day Luttig expressed his changed view, quoted by Heather Cox Richardson:
Today, former judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit J. Michael Luttig, a Republican, said: “For the past six years, I have watched and listened in disgust that not one single leader of ours with the moral authority, the courage, and the will to stand up and say: ‘No, this is not who we are, this is not what America is, and it’s not what we want to be,’ has done so.”
Anyway, here’s his compelling op-ed, something that lawmakers of both parties should read and immediately take action on — The Conservative Case for Avoiding A Repeat of January 6th,