Clyburn: Trump’s Attempt To Overturn the Election Is ‘An Attempted Coup’

In the month since the election, President Donald Trump has turned his attention to overturning the results of his apparent loss to President-elect Joe Biden. But as it has become more apparent that Biden is the duly elected president, Trump has only doubled down on his claims.

Democrats have been increasingly annoyed at the president’s refusal to accept the election and many consider that refusal dangerous to democracy.

During Wednesday’s interview on CNN, House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.) said, “This is an attempt to overthrow our government. You may not call it a coup but this is an attempted coup.”

Clyburn continued, “[Trump] is in your face, trying to overthrow the will of the people.”

The South Carolina lawmaker directed a message to Republican lawmakers.

“For my Republican colleagues not to speak up in defense of this democracy — the best thing going in the world today — to run the risk of losing this fragile democracy because of the idiosyncrasies of one person. That’s what I think is at stake here,” he said.

Clyburn continued, “We should not allow anything akin to this to be taking place in this country… We should not let this continue.”

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Trump is presiding over a split in his own party as he attempts to overturn the election. His most loyal followers have mostly stayed behind him. Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) recently told CNN that there’s “no way” the president should concede the election.

Some Republicans have criticized the president for his perpetuations of claims of widespread voter fraud. After a recent Trump speech, Rep Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) tweeted at the president, “Time to delete your account.”

Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) has consistently spoken out against Trump’s recent attacks on the U.S. election. As Trump pushed to overturn the election, Romney said, “It is difficult to imagine a worse, more undemocratic action by a sitting American president.”

Responses

  1. Oh, right. The Operation Crossbow stated against Trump-before he even took office- WASN’T a coup? And Pelosi’s single-handedly deciding to impeach Trump for a phone call also WASN’T a coup either?

  2. “We’ve been in a coup for the last 4 years.” OBSIDIAN

    What?

    “It’s time to water the tree of liberty.” OBSIDIAN

    That sounds like a thread, OBSIDIAN. It also sounds as if you have no real idea of what liberty is, too. Liberty is NOT licking the boots of a dictator thinking that he will get you whatever sick things YOU want.

  3. We’ve been in a coup for the last 4 years. Hell, the last 12 years. Democrats sold us out to China and Iran. It’s time to water the tree of liberty.

  4. “He asked why Republicans were not working to protect democracy……..is that a joke?” Julie

    Sadly, Julie, King Donald The Loser is doing very bad things to this country and 88% of American Fascists won’t stand up to him and protect America or us. You may THINK that His Majesty is a good person doing good things, but he is not.

    This is no joke. It is a wake-up call for true patriots.

  5. He asked why Republicans were not working to protect democracy……..is that a joke?

  6. “General Confusion:
    It’s you Democrats/liberals/whatever that are p-whipped by your Democrat masters.” Regina

    That is a lie, Regina. If you actually paid any attention to what I post here, you would NEVER come to that incongruous opinion. You are straight out wrong because you see only what you want to see.

    “You believe whatever the MSM tells you, and you refuse to look at anything different.” Regina

    Again, that is a lie. I almost NEVER watch MSM. I don’t have to, I don’t want to, unless I need some quick reference material or confirmations. You obviously have NO IDEA what you are talking about. Pathetic.

    “You WANT Biden to have won, so you refuse to acknowledge that President Trump has EVERY RIGHT under the Constitution to go through the courts.” Regina

    Yes, I know that Joke Biden won because all of the EVIDENCE indicates that he legitimately won. The courts packed by His Majesty ALL AGREE! King Donald The Loser thinks that it is O.K. to promote fantasies to Cult-45, to gaslight you, because he thinks that he is above our laws AND he thinks you are all idiots. Proof is in the pudding, Regina.

    Look, Regina, you should get out of the making assumptions business because, truthfully, you are lousy at it. You have been 100% wrong about me from the beginning. That is not a very good record.

  7. “At last, Corporal Confusion admits he’s confused!” Linda

    “General Confusion is generally Confused, no surprise here.” Larry

    I hate to break this to you but I came here confused which is why my ID INCLUDES “confusion” in it! OMG, how stupid can one be? And you Cult-45 aren’t helping me get unconfused, either. Not by a longshot. 🤣

  8. Mr. Confusion:
    It’s you Democrats/liberals/whatever that are p-whipped by your Democrat masters. You believe whatever the MSM tells you, and you refuse to look at anything different. You WANT Biden to have won, so you refuse to acknowledge that President Trump has EVERY RIGHT under the Constitution to go through the courts.

  9. Must be Clyburn day at IJR. One story. OK. But three? What makes IJR independent? I’ve forgotten.

  10. they need to prove without a doubt that biden won. they can not and they know it. Therefore they are pushing through the results so that the American people can be ruled not the other way around. if election fraud is found out to be true, it jeopardizes all politicians.

  11. Bernadette,
    That’s exactly what the Democrats attempted!
    Trump didn’t lose the 2020 election! It was stolen from him but the dirty Demoncrats!
    At last, Corporal Confusion admits he’s confused! Please admit you’re also anti-American as well Doofus!

  12. and what was what the Democrats did? Impeachment over a fake dossier?

    The time limit to verify an election is 12/14 unless the Supreme Court steps in

  13. I am confused.

    At what point does calling up Govies to ask them to overthrow their state elections become a crime? There HAS to be a legal limit to all of this. Maybe His Majesty has already passed it but no one cares to do or say anything about it. It’s not as if he is moving on. This gaslighting is dangerous.

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