PA Lawmaker Says She Feared Her House Would Get 'Bombed' If She Didn't Support Trump Effort to Overturn Election
President Donald Trump continues to fail in his effort to overturn the results of the 2020 election, in which Joe Biden defeated him with 306 electoral votes.
Amid Trump's lie-ridden tweets accusing Democrats of orchestrating widespread voter fraud, his legal team's actions in court have failed over 50 times, and every single state has certified its results.
But Republican lawmakers across the country are sticking with Trump, even as his time in the White House comes to a close. That's likely because the 2020 election, which optimists thought (and polls indicated) would be an unmistakable rebuke of Trump, saw the President broaden his base, getting more votes than he did in 2016, even though he ultimately lost the election.
Trump's many supporters, especially those who believe his lies about the 2020 election, have turned their ire in whichever direction the President has instructed, resulting in death threats to Georgia's Republican Governor Brian Kemp and dozens of armed protesters descending on the home of Michigan's Democratic Attorney General Jocelyn Benson.
Republican State Senator Kim Ward is the Senate Majority Leader of Pennsylvania, Trump's most sought-after swing state, which Biden won by thousands of votes.
Last week, 64 Pennsylvania General Assembly members signed a letter to the state's senators and representatives, urging them to overturn their own state's votes.
Ward said she never saw the letter, but when the New York Times asked whether or not she would have signed it, Ward responded:
"If I would say to you, 'I don't want to do it,' I'd get my house bombed tonight."
The comment illustrated just how rabid a faction of the President's supporters have become due to his disinformation.
People lambasted Trump and the Republican party for the years' worth of lies and dangerous rhetoric that led to this extremism.
Elected officials are being physically threatened by radicalized white supremacists every day in our country. https://t.co/ZlIVH4fdUT
— jess mcintosh (@jess_mc) December 9, 2020
Trump is a #DomesticTerrorist and the @GOP are his accomplices. #DefundTheGOP https://t.co/0ld9KOxiyZ
— Judith Kaufman J.D. (@judesterworld) December 9, 2020
"And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor." -Some people who clearly bear no resemblance to the 2020 GOP. https://t.co/ItIxYAfI3h
— Mike Dunford (@questauthority) December 9, 2020
This isn't a healthy political climate. https://t.co/iUEoZsIGLC
— Harmonicat (@TaoOfCats) December 9, 2020
“Regional leaders cater to the regime's outlandish demands out of a fear that its irregular paramilitaries might murder them."
It's time to stop asking “how would we cover this happening elsewhere" and just cover it like we would anywhere else. https://t.co/IHnLWbh4Ed
— John Pfaff (@JohnFPfaff) December 9, 2020
They didn't find Ward's capitulation admirable.
Profiles in courage. @SenatorKimWard and @PASenateGOP style. #Traitors. https://t.co/B9Acwo3dQf
— John #BidenHarris2020 (@JohnCPgh) December 9, 2020
Hey @SenatorKimWard , way to show courage and stand up for truth and democracy! Young girls everywhere...do not look here for a role model, this is what NOT to do! https://t.co/XS56a2nWLq
— MakeAmericaSane 🇺🇸 (@donttrusttrump1) December 9, 2020
... and this is the party you belong to? https://t.co/NKGKbDsX5K
— Marjorie Florestal (@MarjorieFlo) December 9, 2020
We are in a sad state as a country .. and the pied Piper leading them all into the water is Donald J Trump. https://t.co/VgWFcwFHTd
— Tame Hunter- Beasley (@Tamehnter) December 9, 2020
On Tuesday, the Supreme Court declined to hear arguments for Pennsylvania Congressman Mike Kelly's filing to undo the state's certification, dealing another blow to Trump's efforts.