A warning came from Judge J. Michael Luttig, former US Court of Appeals judge for the Fourth Circuit, at today’s January 6th Committee hearing:
I have written that today, almost two years after that fateful day in January of 2021, that still, Donald Trump and his allies and supporters are a clear and present danger to American democracy.
That’s not because of what happened on Jan. 6. It’s because, to this very day, the former president, his allies and supporters pledge that in the presidential election of 2024, if the former president or his anointed successor as the Republican Party presidential candidate were to lose that election, that they would attempt to overturn that 2024 election in the same way that they attempted to overturn the 2020 election, but succeed in 2024, where they failed in 2020.
Luttig added that “they are executing that blueprint in open and plain view of the American public.”
Luttig is a widely respected conservative judge whose manner of speaking was painfully slow and halting. Nevertheless, he closed with a warning that was clear and emphatic. Trump and his supporters are still very dangerous and still plotting to gain control of the US government.
January 6th wasn’t the end; it was just the beginning.
11 thoughts on “Fair warning”
this is it.
It’s not pleasant having someone knowledgeable confirming my worst fears.
johnthecook…because the 2020 POTUS Election was fair; there were no CONFIRMED cases of “voter fraud”, the Democratic Party should have no fears of a repeat of 2020 in 2024. Trump was soundly defeated, because The American people have spoken! Besides with the well proven Leadership skills of Joe Biden AND his complete Saff firmly in “Command” what is there to worry about? Remember ALL votes are counted fairly and squarely, and we can take that to the bank!
Trump and his supporters are still out there and still insist the 2020 election was stolen. I’m convinced they’ll try again in 2024 if the GOP nominee is Trump. Hopefully Republicans will come to their senses and NOT nominate Trump again. Biden and his staff have no control over the machinations of the next election. I do appreciate you confidence and I wish I shared it, but I’m afraid I’ve become very cynical.
what is there to worry about? Plain and simple — Morons following the head moron.
That was chilling when he said those words. This man has serious conservative cred and he sees it for what it is.
I immediately started looking for a transcript so I could get the whole quote. Not that I need to be reminded, but maybe others do. This is for those who missed it.
It’s very scary.
Yep. Never in my life — until now — have I feared physical violence and insurrection from those on the other side of the political fence.
Too bad more people weren’t upset and speaking out about all this since 2016 as it was pretty clear where everything was headed if anyone knew history.