Rep. Ted Lieu spoke with MSNBC’s Ayman Mohyeldin today and told the host why Lieu and fellow member of Congress Kathleen Rice opted to refer Trump’s recent call with Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to the FBI. (Hint: Because Trump is a gangster doing a bunch of gangster shit. That’s why.)
LIEU: “What I do know is that the Georgia state code is very clear. It is a crime to solicit election fraud, and that’s what Donald Trump did over and over again on this one-hour phone call with the Georgia secretary of state.”
MOHYELDIN: “Yes, so tell us a little bit more about why you and Congresswoman Kathleen Rice of New York decided to refer this to FBI Director Christopher Wray. Have you had any response so far from the FBI that you can share with us?”
LIEU: “Sure, so Congresswoman Rice and I are both former prosecutors, and when we heard that phone call it was very clear to us that crimes had been committed on that call. Specifically under 52 U.S.C. Section 20511, you cannot knowingly and willingly essentially attempt election fraud, and that’s what Donald Trump did when he told the Georgia secretary of state to go find 11,780 votes. That’s a very specific number. That’s one more than he needs to win the state of Georgia. He also told the Georgia secretary of state to recalculate the votes, and both of those statements would constitute an attempt at election fraud.”
Recalculate the votes? You mean like this?
Ah, yes, like I’ve always said: Donald Trump is basically just an evil version of Michael Scott.