Heather Cox Richardson, in a post describing the mounting evidence of an extensive seditious conspiracy and an insurrection to keep Trumpie in power highlighted the increased determination of the Republican Party to turn the clock all the way back to pre-Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendment days with the so-called Independent state Legislature Doctrine. This doctrine is a variation on the old slavers’ states’ rights argument, publicly embraced by four of the Trump Six so far. The theory would allow Republican-controlled state legislatures to throw out any votes they didn’t like and send their own electors in 2024. They’d use this legal theory, codified in state law, instead of staging a series of frivolous lawsuits and launching a desperate riot. Here’s the fucking religiously and politically zealous bagpiper, William Pelham Barr:
Trump’s attorney general William Barr has just published a book detailing how Trump lied about the election and threatened democracy. And yet, on a tour to sell the book, Barr on Monday told NBC’s Savannah Guthrie that he would nonetheless vote for Trump if he were the Republican nominee in 2024. “Because I believe that the greatest threat to the country is the progressive agenda being pushed by the Democratic Party, it’s inconceivable to me that I wouldn’t vote for the Republican nominee,” he said.