CNN anchor Jake Tapper blasted Republicans on his Sunday talking head show State of the Union for organizing a challenge to Biden electors for Wednesday’s joint session of Congress to certify the votes of the Electoral College. Tapper threw out words like sedition, coup and traitors to describe the effort by Republicans to ensure the 2020 presidential election was legitimate.
Tapper said he had invited all twelve Republican senators who have said they will challenge Biden electors and that all had declined or did not respond when asked to appear on State of the Union. Tapper cited a Civil War era quote from Ulysses S. Grant, “There are two parties now, traitors and patriots.”
Jake Tapper says he invited on all 12 GOP senators who are “involved in plotting this disgraceful effort” to overthrow the election but they all declined or failed to respond.
“It recalls what Ulysses Grant wrote in 1861: There are two parties now, traitors and patriots.” pic.twitter.com/BJ50So94G6
— Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) January 3, 2021
The state of our union is facing a perilous start to 2021. We’re beginning the year with the pandemic at its most alarming level yet. December was the deadliest month of the pandemic so far in the U.S. And the race to vaccinate Americans is stumbling out of the gate, just more than four million vaccinations have actually been administered–not even close to the goal of twenty million shots in arms by the beginning of the new year.
And with around 3,000 Americans dying every day,