Elizabeth Warren has had enough of the GOP's "sudden" concern for the integrity of our democracy after spending years undermining it in every way possible. It's about time the party of "personal responsibility" actually took some for a change.
On Wednesday evening, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton came together for the final time to debate one another. During the match-up Trump once again disparaged American democracy by refusing to say that he would support the election results if he lost on November 8. Shortly after the debate Republicans fell over themselves speaking to the press in order to assure the American people that they have faith in our electorate.
Republican National Committee Communications Director Sean Spicer spoke to reporters and said that despite what their candidate is saying in public, the party will accept the results of the election. He said:
We expect to win this race, so it’s not going to be an issue, but regardless, we will accept the will of the people.
Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Al) expressed similar sentiments, saying,"I think it’s unlikely that we’ll have the kind of serious fraud in this election that would result in an Al Gore challenge to the election like we had in 2000. ... If there’s no real basis to file a serious challenge, then I would not support that, and I don’t think he would either." Former presidential nominee Ben Carson said that he believes Trump, himself, would accept the results despite what he told the American people during the debate.
But even as the Republican Party pretended to be shocked by Trump's latest load of bullshit, Senator Elizabeth Warren held their feet to the fire in a scathing op-ed in the Washington Post:
Senior Republican leaders are scrambling to distance themselves from this dangerous claim. But Trump’s argument didn’t spring from nowhere. It’s just one more symptom of a long-running effort by Republicans to delegitimize Democratic voters, appointees and leaders. For years, this disease has infected our politics. It cannot be cured until Republican leaders rethink their approach to modern politics.
Senator Warren went on to explain how the Republican planted this seed of distrust with phony screams of "voter fraud" in an attempt to disenfranchise voters and delegitimize the first African-American president in our history. The GOP has been hammering away at this for years and now the leaders of the party are pretending they have no idea where this distrust of our democracy came from. It's appalling and an insult to the American people's intelligence. They can try to distance themselves all they want but we know the truth: The Republican Party built Donald Trump.