Whenever a prominent Republican is accused of a serious crime, it is now certain that that crooked official’s Republican allies will use the power of their own offices to try to sabotage the prosecution. When Donald Trump was convicted in New York, Trump-ally House Republicans immediately demanded that prosecutors turn over all their evidence. Many Republicans are currently seeking to reduce Justice Department funding as a means of thwarting Special Counsel Jack Smith’s two felony cases against Trump.

It was only natural that some Georgia Republicans would jump to the same scheme after a Fulton County grand jury indicted Trump for attempting to directly defraud the state’s voters. First by persuading election officials to change the vote totals, and then by inventing an entirely fraudulent “slate” of fake state electors that he and his seditious brigade present to Congress to replace the legitimate version. tried. Everyone expected this because Republicanism is a fascist movement, and fascist movements operate from this core belief They They are allowed to commit crimes and promote violence as long as it is in the service of expanding the power of the movement.

In Georgia, Republican State Senator Colton Moore is now running a fascist front. Moore doesn’t care about a criminal conspiracy to wipe out an entire state’s presidential election. Moore is demanding that the state convene a special session of the state House and Senate for the purpose of “reviewing” the actions of Fulton County District Attorney Fannie Willis, the DA responsible for impeaching Brian Kemp Trump.


Moore’s got a regular routine. A call to strip prosecution funding, a call to remove Trump’s prosecutor directly from office, a damn-good “donate here” link so he can personally raise money for Trump’s effort to prosecute him.

Look at me, says Moore. I also want to be a co-conspirator.

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Despite Moore’s letter to Kemp, the written claim that three-fifths of MPs have signed his demand is wholly ambitious. Moore says he is no response yet from your comrades. This is little surprising; Statehouse Republicans usually take advantage of the opportunity to express their support for the seditious coup. Maybe he caught them at a bad time.

moore don’t even care Death threats have already started circulating against the citizens of Georgia, who attended and the grand jury agreed that Willis had presented sufficient evidence to justify Trump’s indictment. Moore appears to be a true believer in Trump’s seditious acts. It is more likely that if asked to reflect on those threats, he would respond with a few words that would roughly translate as, “Well, maybe the grand jury members got wind of it, Prove us wrong, friend.

Again, this is now the most common response to revelations of Republican crimes. think about that God knows our national journalists especially need to think about this. binational party regularly To thwart the criminal investigation and prosecution of party leaders and their associates is an authoritarian design. Also, demanding to jail its enemies for unproven and in some cases just imaginary crimes pushes it towards fascism.

Even if these two words are too unpleasant to use in print, dear journalists, we must at least agree that routine attempts to sabotage criminal prosecutions of accomplices are tantamount to organized crime. If we can’t agree that a mob attempting a seditious coup is attempting to overthrow democracy, perhaps the papers can examine what it means for a national political party to be regular. Is. demand Alleged criminal acts by their leaders are not investigated.

where were we Oh yes, the traitorous Moore wants to call a special session so that he and his Republican allies can try and shut down the offices of those who dare to hold Trump accountable for criminal acts. Yes, that man can crouch. Raising money for your support of the coup attempt, Colton? Beyond scandalous, but right on brand.

American political parties can often seem stuck in their path, but they can and often do change course. On this week’s episode of “The Downballot,” we are joined by political scientist David Karol, who tells us how and why both the Democratic and Republican parties have adjusted their views on a variety of issues over the past few years. Karol offers three different models for how these changes occur, and explains why voters often stick with their parties even after these changes. He ends with a suggestion to activists who are trying to steer their parties if they don’t change fast.

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