President Donald Trump’s attempts to overturn the results of the 2020 election, like hosting an Oval Office meeting with former National Security Adviser and traitor Michael Flynn to muse over declaring martial law, are criminal acts of sedition, according to New York’s Democratic Attorney General Letitia James.
Merriam-Webster defines sedition as an “incitement of resistance to or insurrection against lawful authority.”
On last Friday’s edition of The Dean Obeidallah Show on SiriusXM radio, James explained to host Dean Obeidallah that Trump is a “loser” who is committing sedition to fluff his crippled ego.
The will of the people have spoken. The days of President Trump are closely coming to an end. And the reality is is that this is an act of sedition, ya know? This president is engaging in illegality, and the fact that he would even consider martial law is an affront to our values, and to the Constitution.
James then tore into Trump’s efforts to thwart democracy, hammering them as a “distraction” from his failures, such as the coronavirus pandemic:
The people have spoken, and he should accept the outcome of the election, as opposed to trying to find fraud where none exists. And so, unfortunately, it’s not over, and I think it’s nothing more than a distraction – a distraction away from the fact that thousands if not millions of individuals… over 300,000 New Yorkers have died from COVID-19, millions across our country… it’s a distraction from our economy. It’s a distraction from the fact that Americans are unemployed or underemployed. It’s a distraction that so many individuals, so many Americans, unfortunately, do not have food on the table tonight. They’re worried about where their next meal is. Millions of Americans face the possibility of eviction.
James said that Trump’s ultimate goal is not to remain in the White House but to scam his supporters out of more money.
“The reality is that this is nothing more than an attempt by President Trump to raise money. It’s fundraising. That’s all that this is. Fundraising. And that’s all that he cares about,” James said. “He’s in the White House, and he stews on the fact that he’s a loser, and he lost this election, and unfortunately he’s finding it hard to accept.”
James also reamed members of the Republican Party for their complicity in Trump’s scheme, noting that nothing they do will prevent President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris from taking office:
He lost, and there are Republicans in Congress who are basically validating this behavior of this president, who again is closely engaging in a seditious act, and there’s more to come. We know that Congress will be meeting soon to count up the ballots of the electors, which is normally nothing more than a ministerial act. But we do know that members of Congress in all likelihood will again try to circumvent the will of the people, undermine our democracy, and delay or attempt to delay the fact that Vice President Biden and Vice President-elect Harris will soon be sworn in on January 20th.
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