I kinda expect SCOTUS will punt on this one. The argument 45 attempted to make was ridiculous, attempting to overthrow legitimate election results is in no way part of a president’s job.
Well, at least election results in the US.
Um, election results of any functional democracy. If “it’s not illegal when the president does it” flies as acceptable in your country you don’t live in a democratic country, you live under autocracy.
Sorry, should have been a bit more clear, the president of the US has most certainly authorized overthrowing legitimate election results in countries that are not the US, many of which I am sure you’re aware of. Since that is “serving US interests” or “fighting communism”, and has been done by presidents from both parties, I’d say it probably is at least an unofficial part of their job.
OK, that makes your comment much more clear. And for the record, I despise that the US government has directly meddled in other county’s elections, sponsored coups, and engaged in other activities that have effectively ruined the world, not to mention hundreds of million lives. I’m no happier that the USSR did the same.
Yeah, I realized it after I had posted, sorry.
I live in yet another country, ostensibly a parliamentary democracy, which has also been involved in this same heinous behavior, and I know the feeling.
“I’m the one in the video with the gun right here,” before adding, "Man, should I just tell the FBI to come get me or what?”