Eric Trump Mocked for His Attempt to Threaten Republicans Who Don't Challenge Electoral Vote Certification
On Wednesday afternoon, Vice President Mike Pence will oversee a joint session of the 117th Congress where the 538 electoral votes in the 2020 presidential election will be read aloud for Congressional acknowledgment.
President-elect Joe Biden earned 306 of those electoral votes, well over the 270 vote threshold needed to take the White House, but outgoing President Donald Trump continues to peddle the lie that massive election fraud coordinated by Democrats somehow awarded Biden a false victory.
Trump's attempts to undo the results through litigation, pressure on GOP swing state legislatures, and a robust disinformation campaign have all failed, but Trump and some of his supporters are pushing the notion that the so-called fraudulent election can be undone by Pence on January 6th.
Trump is erroneously promising his supporters that the Vice President has the power to overturn election results during the Congressional certification process.
If Vice President @Mike_Pence comes through for us, we will win the Presidency. Many States want to decertify the mistake they made in certifying incorrect & even fraudulent numbers in a process NOT approved by their State Legislatures (which it must be). Mike can send it back!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 6, 2021
Every state has certified its results and cast their electoral votes. Pence cannot unilaterally choose to throw out entire states because his ticket didn't win the election.
Some Republican lawmakers in both chambers intend to object to certification of results in numerous swing states, and while this will force these results into debate, Congress almost certainly won't throw out these results.
One of the President's sons, Eric Trump, shares the delusion that Trump will secure a second term out of the proceedings on January 6th.
Eric Trump clearly thinks he knows how to play mob boss because he watched his Dad on TV for a while. SAD! pic.twitter.com/HW8YH2i7Bd
— Amee Vanderpool (@girlsreallyrule) January 6, 2021
Telling Fox News' Sean Hannity that Biden's win doesn't "feel right," Eric Trump said:
"I think tomorrow's gonna tell you a lot about the country ... Any Senator or any Congressman, meaning on this side, that does not fight tomorrow, their political career is over, because the MAGA movement is going nowhere. My father's created the political movement in American history."
He warned Republican lawmakers that if they didn't capitulate to Trump's election fraud fantasy, they would never be reelected.
"I'm telling you they will get primaried next time around and they will lose if they don't stand up and show some backbone and show some conviction."
The President's son made these claims as votes from the two Georgia runoff elections were trickling in. Senator-elect Raphael Warnock went on to defeat Republican incumbent Kelly Loeffler and Democrat Jon Ossoff seems set to replicate this defeat against incumbent Republican Senator David Perdue, giving Democrats a functional majority in the Senate.
Multiple Republicans are blaming Trump's disinformation campaign targeting the security of American elections.
People mocked Eric Trump for the huffing and puffing.
Eric Trump needs to stop threatening us with a good time.
— Yellowdog in Tennessee (@TNYellowDog) January 6, 2021
"If they won't help dictator wannabe mafia gangster daddy @realDonaldTrump to STEAL democratic elections we'll make sure they won't be reelected". Hey idiot @EricTrump, daddy, you, the rest of the mafia family will be prosecuted for your decades of crimes, starting January 21😂 https://t.co/5b2xR4YQw5
— Sima Aharon (@swon26) January 6, 2021
"My father has created the greatest political movement in US history,"
Eric, he literally just lost the House, Senate and White House. https://t.co/Xzr5JIruCS
— Grownmangrumbles (@Grownmangrumble) January 6, 2021
Eric the Ridiculous! What a joke! What a Loser!
Losers run in the criminal trump family! https://t.co/Mqd28dMTIG
— SusanDogLover#Adoptdon'tshop#RidenwithBiden (@SusanNagle5) January 6, 2021
People especially roasted his declaration that the MAGA movement is "going nowhere."
The long-awaited joint session of Congress begins at 1PM.