A Republican senator is suggesting the American public should call for an end to elections in the country after a major report.
During an interview on Newsmax on Tuesday, Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.) discussed Special Counsel John Durham’s report about the disgraced FBI’s Russia probe as he said, “I can’t even talk about it. It’s so bad.”
“But if people don’t go to jail for this, the American people should just stand up and say, ‘Listen, enough’s enough. Let’s don’t have elections anymore,’” he continued.
He added, “I wish there was a special investigation into the voter fraud because it was outrageous what happened. But nobody wanted to look into it because they were afraid they were going to be called out. And so, it is what it is, I hate that it’s happened.”
His comment comes after Durham’s report found the bureau did not have a proper basis to launch the investigation.
But what does it even mean?
Aside from the sheer un-American sentiment of Tuberville’s comment, a major political issue for Republicans is that ending elections — right now — would leave the country with President Brain-Dead Biden in the White House.
It is also totally irresponsible to essentially suggest Americans should call for the end of democracy for an investigation that did not result in a criminal prosecution or impeachment of former President Donald Trump.
Even if the Russia probe ended in Trump being impeached and removed from office, it would still be irresponsible to call for the end of American democracy.
This video comes just days after the senator has come under fire for appearing to defend white nationalists.
Speaking to reporters, he was asked if white nationalists should serve in the military.
After reporters provided their definition of a white nationalist, Tuberville said, “You think a white nationalist is a Nazi? I don’t look at it like that. I look at a white nationalist as a Trump Republican.”
His comments appeared to be an inartful jab at those who claim “MAGA Republicans” are being tarred racist and white supremacists — despite not actually ascribing to white supremacist ideology.
One would hope that is the case and that in the 21st Century, a sitting senator was not actually defending white nationalists.
But it is kind of hard to see an alternative view of what Tuberville meant when he said Americans should call for an end to elections unless people are thrown in jail over the Russia probe.