Republican senators are falling into Trump's trap

 In alliance with US President Donald Trump, several Republican leaders have taken a position that is undermining US democracy. 

By denying Joe Biden's victory in the election and ignoring the views of millions of voters, they are trying to make their political aspirations a reality. And through this, they are pushing the whole United States towards a big crisis.


CNN reports that several Republican lawmakers have already announced that they will challenge the election results in a joint session of Congress on January 6 to certify the electoral vote. 

Now at least a dozen more Republican senators have joined the party. They said they would stand by Trump in the January 6 joint session and question Joe Biden's victory.

Electoral vote certification is usually seen as a formality in the U.S. democratic system at joint sittings of Congress. But this time the scenario is different. 

The reason is Donald Trump. He is doing everything possible to stay in the White House for another term. As part of this, he called on Republican lawmakers to oppose the certification of electoral votes in this joint session. 

In response to his call, several Republican leaders have now taken to the field. Certainly, President Trump is satisfied with his success. His chief of staff, Mark Meadows, congratulated Republican lawmakers on their "turn around" in a Twitter post on Saturday.

Initially, this possible opposition to the outcome of the election in the joint session of the Congress seemed as ineffective but now it seems dangerous

A large majority of Republican senators on Saturday called on Congress to question the results of the vote, urging a 10-day deadline to review the results.


According to CNN, the possible opposition to the outcome of the election in the joint session of Congress seemed meaningless but now it seems dangerous. 

A large section of Republican senators on Saturday called on Congress to question the results of the vote, urging a 10-day deadline to review the results as a matter of urgency. 

They demanded that a commission be set up to look into the results of the by-elections. Among the Republican leaders who have been elected this time, many senators have been elected. 



In this case, they have raised various allegations such as 'vote fraud', 'violation of electoral law' and 'unjust change of electoral law' as usual.

These allegations are now circulating again as if raising them is a matter of presenting evidence. But the cases against these allegations were dismissed because they could not provide any evidence.

 To justify their position, Republican leaders cited various opinion polls, where the picture of public distrust of the vote is clear. But they are not saying that it is Trump himself who has created this crisis of confidence among the people about the vote. 

He has made one false allegation after another and made the US electoral system the object of controversy.

 Coming to the very end of his presidency, he is making all sorts of statements, all such moves, that it is causing a polarization in the United States. 

The situation is so dreadful now, that just before the new Congress was formed, members of the Senate and House of Representatives took a divisive position.


The team includes Texas Senator Ted Cruz, who is known to be close to Trump, and Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson. 

Also among the newly elected senators waiting to be sworn in is Roger Marshall of Kansas, Tommy Tuberville of Alabama. They allied after Missouri Senator Josh Hawley announced his opposition to the election results last week. 

It is accompanied by 140 Republican members of the House of Representatives. Interestingly, despite challenging the election results, none of these lawmakers raised any questions about their election. 

The joke does not end here. They expressed scepticism about the election results of some important states and called on Congress to set up a commission to look into the matter, but did not name any states or the so-called "controversial" states.

In a joint statement, the Republican leaders said the commission's observations would be taken into account by the states concerned, who would change the results of their votes if necessary. 

In this case, they have forgotten that each state has verified the results of their vote subject to the necessary audits. 

In this case, the objections raised by Donald Trump and his supporters, even the Republican leaders, have been taken into account and in some cases, all the allegations have been settled through the courts.

In the end, Joe Biden's victory or his inauguration on January 20 may not have much of an impact. But it will play an influential role in the January 5 Senate re-election in Georgia.

 By raising such a controversy, Trump is being portrayed as a 'victim of injustice'. This will make it easier for Georgia voters to attract Republican candidates.

 At the same time, there will be an unethical pressure from Trump on Georgia's Republican lawmakers. President Trump has called on Georgia Governor Brian Kemp to resign after his defeat. 

Kemp is one of the few Republican leaders to talk about the president's behaviour.

Trump and the Republican Party are very successful in their agenda. "There is a lot of tension here," Geoff Duncan, the state's lieutenant governor, told CNN ahead of the election.
All in all, Donald Trump has successfully instilled in lawmakers a scepticism about the US democratic system. 

In the case of ordinary people, this level of suspicion is naturally high. No one seems to be surprised if something big happens on 6th January.


However, not all Republican leaders support Trump's move. The list includes Brian Kemp and Republican Senator Pat Tommy of Pennsylvania. 

He sharply criticized the announcement by a section of Republican leaders on Saturday to oppose the election results. 

"One of the fundamental foundations of a democratic state is the right of its people to elect leaders," Tommy said in a statement. "Senators Howley, Cruz and others who are challenging the voting results of swing states like Pennsylvania in the 2020 presidential election are undermining this right. 

Biden won in Pennsylvania because of the election process and declining public support for Trump in and around the city. There was not much of a gap in the rural counties where Trump won."

There is another section of Republican lawmakers who do not directly support the move to challenge the election results but are talking about reforming the election law in favour of President Trump's allegations.

 The list includes Florida Republican Senator Rick Scott. All in all, Donald Trump has successfully instilled in lawmakers a scepticism about the US democratic system.

 In the case of ordinary people, this level of suspicion is naturally high. It became so strong that no one seems to be surprised if something big happens around January 6. 

And that's possible because some Republican leaders have recognized Donald Trump's immoral pursuit for self-interest. They may not yet realize that they are threatening the democratic system of the United States.

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