For the last few weeks, Trump’s lawyers, especially Sidney Powell, have talked about releasing the Kraken. The Kraken, to them, is undeniable proof that the election was rigged and Donald Trump was the winner. The strategy has not gone well and the president’s legal team has lost essentially every court case.
Apparently, though, a number of elected GOP officials still believe in the attempt. 106 congressional Republicans signed on to the current attempt to have the Supreme Court overturn the election. Colorado Republican Denver Riggleman ripped his fellow lawmakers on Friday saying, “Covid is real, the Kraken is not.”
“I think the Republican Party this morning is desperate,” Riggleman told CNN’s John Berman. “I also believe that the Republican Party is in fear, and I think it’s in fear of what’s going to happen to them if they don’t go along with the agenda that’s being set by the President right now.”
GOP Rep. Denver Riggleman says the Republican Party is “desperate” right now.
“I think it's in fear of what's going to happen to them if they don't go along with the agenda…that's being set by the President right now.” https://t.co/j48srTV7Y5 pic.twitter.com/tm2kZmDIqs
— New Day (@NewDay) December 11, 2020
The Virginia Congressman concluded:
“And here’s what I want to tell people. COVID is real; the Kraken is not. It’s that simple. And, you know, what’s why I’ve been so outspoken, as you started with the clip of me speaking yesterday about conspiracy theories. My job now is to continue to speak as loudly as I can about the scourge of disinformation that’s infecting so many individuals through the Internet.”
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Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey-based politics and technology writer. His work has been featured in psfk.com, foxsports.com, and PoliticusUSA. An avid pet lover, he has been known to contribute to Pet Lifestyles Magazine. He enjoys sports, politics, technology, and spending time at the shore with his family.