On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear a request from Republicans in Pennsylvania that would have blocked certification of the Keystone State’s election results, meaning that the Trump campaign’s efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election are now all but dead, CNN reports:
“Tuesday’s one-line order was issued with no noted dissents or comment from any of the nine justices. The court is made up of six conservative justices — including Trump’s three nominees — Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett — and three liberals.”
Minutes later, supporters of President Donald Trump began posting calls for violence, armed insurrection, and martial law on Parler, the conservative social media network that is being billed as an alternative to Twitter.
Brad Heath of the Associated Press was monitoring Parler and reported on what was being said on the site:
Meanwhile, over on planet-Parler, the Supreme Court’s decision is being met (as many things there are) with calls for martial law and armed insurrection. pic.twitter.com/NNmM685zHO
— Brad Heath (@bradheath) December 8, 2020
Think back to four years ago. Trump had won an unexpected victory over Hillary Clinton and the country was in shock. At the time, those who voted for the reality show host taunted Clinton supporters and told them that Trump was now their president and they had to learn to accept the results of the balloting.
Flash forward to 2020 and the MAGA faithful are unwilling to accept facts, demanding that the courts step in and overturn the will of the people, even though Biden won by more than 7 million votes and notched the same Electoral College victory — 306 to 232 — that Trump hailed as a “landslide” in 2016.
All of that led many on Twitter to remind Trump supporters that they need to suck it up and deal with reality:
What “situation” do they find themselves in other than they lost an election? What are they saying warrants armed insurrection? Because I fail to see how losing an election warrants it.
— I’m not interested in your cult or your Q (@FourthEstate911) December 9, 2020
Their ability to have both been in charge of the country for four years and also be expressing grievance over how poorly things are being run… god that is a truly spectacular form of lazy thinking.
— Joshua B (@JoshuaBernardNY) December 8, 2020
I love that at the bottom of your screenshot it says – in red – MAGA READ LESS. It seems highly appropriate.
— Jason Chebib (@jasonchebib) December 9, 2020
Looks like the Trumpers need to crawl back under their rocks and wait for the 2024 election.
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