Maybe, Donald Trump’s followers are looking to frame themselves in an even more sickly light. Actually, coloring them off their trolley comes to mind in this instance. North Carolina state Senator Bob Steinburg (R) just made a wild suggestion, so wild that he did not realize that the president was in the midst of a daylight coup.
Steinburg said that should anyone be suspected of high crimes and misdemeanors, “round them up.” He claimed this Brown Shirt idea was avoiding threats the America’s security and the very foundation of the country.
Steinburg told WRAL Tuesday evening, what he thought that suspending civil liberties:
‘There’s something going on here bigger than what anybody is willing to talk about. “I don’t like conspiracy theories at all. But something is going on here that’s bigger than meets the eye.’
So what is this Insurrection Act? Way back in 1807, President Thomas Jefferson signed a law that would allow him to “military forces on U.S. soil,” according to NPR.
The senator wrote in a post to WRAL, which has been deleted, but it read:
‘President Trump must declare a national emergency. Trump should also invoke the Insurrection Act.’
Then, he added for good measure:
‘I’m not nuts. I’m not a conspiracy theory person.’
The thing is, the senator is far from being the only Republican legislator with this suggestion. Virginia State Senator Amanda F. Chase (R) also called for martial law on Tuesday, according to the Washington Post. She also joined Michael Flynn, the former national security adviser in the Trump administration. Her comments appeared on her Facebook page.
Steinburg’s demands were echoed by Chase, who is running for the Republican nomination for Virginia governor. She said:
‘The American people aren’t fools. We know you cheated to win and we’ll never accept these results.’
Steinburg would be first in line to support the president if he decided to suspend civil rights protections and flip the election results. This would allow Trump’s surrogates to hold, just hold, his political enemies aka opponents by officials:
“If that’s what needs to be done, if there are people who have been identified as folks who are suspected of high crimes and misdemeanors, who are threatening the very security and foundation of our nation for whatever period of time it takes to round them up, then yes.’
Steinburg also had another suggestion, jail the president’s “enemies:”
‘[I]n the Facebook post that the president suspend habeas corpus, which allows people to challenge unlawful imprisonment, “as Lincoln and FDR have both done in times of war.” (President Abraham Lincoln did so during the Civil War; President Franklin D. Roosevelt did so during World War II so that officials could force Japanese Americans into camps).’
Senate Leader Moscow Mitch McConnell (R-KY) acknowledged President-elect Joe Biden’s and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris’ win on the Senate floor. That still did not keep Steinburg and others suggesting that Trump continue the fight.
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