In a rare moment, ND GOP Senator Kevin Cramer called Ashli Babbitt a 'criminal' and argued with a radio caller who demanded to know the name of her shooter.https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/565 ... p-who-shot"The person that shot her is a police officer shooting a criminal not complying with officers telling her, 'Stop. Don't come through that window. We have guns drawn. Don't do it.' They're protecting people, and the officer was found to be innocent of any wrongdoing," Cramer told the caller. "So then what would be the purpose of releasing that officer's name? What do you need to know the officer's name for?"
These hearings are going to be tough for the GOP. At some point you need to lead instead of following the big lie that has created this world of crazy folks. I applaud Kevin Cramer for trying to stand up for law and order in this case, but his vote in the Senate for impeachment and hearings indicates that he doesn't always stand tall for the US and it's institutions when the GOP is pulling the strings.
The gamble the GOP is taking is keep the most resolute supporters vs. distill the party into TRUMP! supporters while alienating people who voted Republican but aren't enamored with Trump and will walk if things get too crazy.
There is going to be a lot of crazy. https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/30/politics ... index.html
During the December 27, 2020, call, Trump pressured Rosen and Donoghue to falsely declare the election "illegal" and "corrupt" even after the Justice Department had not uncovered evidence of widespread voter fraud.
"Just say that the election was corrupt + leave the rest to me and the R. Congressmen," Trump said on the call, according to Donoghue's notes.
Donoghue's notes show how Trump continued to push false claims of voter fraud in several states. Trump said that "people are angry" and blaming the Justice Department for inaction, suggesting that -- blaming DOJ + for inaction."
"We have an obligation to tell people that this was an illegal, corrupt election," Trump said, according to the notes.
Rosen and Donoghue's pushed back, telling Trump "We are doing our job. Much of the info you're getting is false," according to Donoghue's notes. The notes included a reference to Trump's false claim that the error rate of ballot counting in Michigan was 68%, when in fact it was 0.0063%, or one-in-15,000.
When Trump didn't like what Donoghue was telling him, he threatened to replace him.
Trump suggested during the call that he might replace Rosen with then-Assistant Attorney General Jeffrey Clark, who had who reportedly urged Trump to make him acting attorney general instead of Rosen.
"People tell me Jeff Clark is great, I should put him in," Trump said, according to Rosen's notes. "People want me to replace DOJ leadership."
So much pay to play and misinformation being pushed by Trump, and he flat out ignored any evidence that he was wrong. Trump is going to take the GOP down with him on the big lie that has no corroboration in any audit.