The multitude of reprehensible, self-centered, and self-evidently false tweets and statements issued by our current president regarding the November presidential election are by any standard destructive and un-American. That they have been met by a most conspicuous silence on the part of Republican leadership is yet another striking example of their hypocrisy, lack of empathy and fixation on their idiosyncratic goals rather than those of all Americans. So kudos to Georgia’s voting system implementation manager Gabriel Sterling, who finally called out his leadership for their failures (reported by the NYT here):
“This is elections,” Mr. Sterling said. “This is the backbone of democracy, and all of you who have not said a damn word are complicit in this. It’s too much. Yes, fight for every legal vote. Go through your due process. We encourage you, use your First Amendment, that’s fine. Death threats, physical threats, intimidation — it’s too much, it’s not right. They’ve lost the moral high ground to claim that it is.”
He continued: “I can’t begin to explain the level of anger I have right now over this. And every American, every Georgian, Republican and Democrat alike, should have that same level of anger.”
Thank you, Mr. Sterling.