Whenever the subject of impeaching President Donald Trump comes up, Republicans almost always turn to the same talking point: To impeach Trump would be overturning the will of the voters who elected him.
For example, Republican National Committee chair Ronna Romney McDaniel posted this earlier in the week:
Let’s be clear: At the core of this impeachment charade is the fact that Democrats still can’t get over @realDonaldTrump‘s win in 2016.
They are doing everything they can to obliterate the will of the American people!
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) December 4, 2019
But novelist Stephen King has had quite enough of that canard, and he utterly destroyed the preferred fallback GOP position on Twitter:
I get a kick out of the Republicans saying impeachment is an effort to overturn the will of the American people when Hilary beat the dumbbell by 3 million votes. He won because of the antiquated electoral college, a 2-mule wagon in a jet plane world.
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) December 5, 2019
The Trumpers hate that 3 million vote differential. Bring it up and it’s like hitting on a raw nerve. ?
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) December 6, 2019
Numbers — much like facts — are the worst nightmare of every Republican, because they know that Hillary Clinton did indeed beat Trump in the popular vote by 2.8 million votes, which certainly suggests that Hillary got the mandate from voters, not Trump.
King’s tweets struck a chord with others on social media, who gave him an electronic pat on the back:
Nailed it, Mr. King.
— ⚜️Rob Anderson for Louisiana⚜️ (@RobAnderson2018) December 5, 2019
That’s a great turn of phrase. You ever think of becoming a writer?
— Thomas Moore (@TomAandTom1) December 5, 2019
Every time a MAGAt prates about the will of the voters, I remind them that Hillary was who the voters chose. It’s important to keep reminding people of that. Winning the electoral college by a not particularly large margin does not mean you have a mandate.
— Richard Dalin (@RichardDalin) December 5, 2019
I’m a former US History teacher. The electoral college is an antiquated system that was created as a compromise between slave owning and free states. That was the foremost reason for its creation. It’s not needed in a 21st century democracy & it now acts to subvert the ppl’s
— Xen997 (@rblake99) December 5, 2019
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