Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) knows sedition when he sees it.
While stopping short of using that legal term for conspiring to the overthrow of the U.S. government, Senator Murphy described Senator Josh Hawley’s (R-MO) announcement that he would be objecting to the certification of President-elect Joe Biden’s electoral college win in the Senate on January 6 in terms that made it perfectly clear what he thought of his Senate colleague’s ill-considered move.
Appearing on MSNBC‘s Andrea Mitchell Reports, Murphy responded to his host’s comments on the development that Hawley announced today.
“Your Republican colleague Josh Hawley of Missouri announcing today he’s going to object to the Electoral College vote certification on January 6. It’s unlikely to change the result, it’s not going to happen, but it’s going to cause delay, lengthy debate, both Houses in Joint Session. It’s a complicated process that sets off,” Mitchell observed.
Senator Murphy’s reply was a vicious indictment of the Missouri Senator’s treasonous behavior.
“Let’s be clear, Josh Hawley and anyone who supports his effort are engaged in the attempted overthrow of democracy. There is no evidence that there was any fraud. Senator Hawley apparently believes that if a Democrat wins the presidential race, it must be illegitimate by definition, even absent any actual evidence of misbehavior,” Senator Murphy began.
“While you’re right that Senator Hawley’s efforts here are not going to change the results of the election, Joe Biden is still going to be president, there won’t be enough votes to overturn the Electoral College, what he is doing and those who support him are doing is breeding in the American public and certainly amongst the hardcore Trump supporters this belief that the election itself was illegitimate and any time a Democrat wins, it must be illegitimate. That is ultimately going to potentially end in the overthrow of democracy. At some point, there will be a successful attempt by Republicans at the state level or national level to throw out a legitimate election just because a Democrat won. We don’t do this in this country, right? We put our country before our party and our personal beliefs. Senator Hawley’s efforts are not going to change the result of the election, but they pose a grave threat to American democracy, maybe not this year, but two years from now, four years from now, absolutely,” the Connecticut legislator concluded his savage diatribe.
Senator Murphy was pulling no punches in his assessment of the ultimate results of Hawley’s — and more broadly, Donald Trump’s — attempts to reverse the legitimate results of the presidential election.
With court after court affirming that there is no evidence to prove the claims of massive voter fraud in the contested swing states, the efforts to prevent the inauguration of the Democratic — and democratic — winner of the vote can only be regarded as sedition at this point, partisan desires notwithstanding.
You can watch a clip of Senator Chris Murphy’s appearance on MSNBC‘s Andrea Mitchell Reports in the video below.
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