“This was something far worse than Watergate. We have both a criminal president of the United States and a subversive president of the United States at the same time in this one person subverting the very basis of our democracy, and willing to act criminally in that subversion. This is the ultimate smoking gun tape and proof of his attempt to undermine the electoral system and illegally, improperly and immorally try to instigate a coup in which he remains president of the United States.
“In any other presidency, this tape would be evidence enough to result in the impeachment of the president of the United States, his conviction in the Senate of the United States, and really an immediate call by the members of Congress, including of his own party, that he resign immediately. All these Republicans, from Cruz to all the rest of them who have participated in this sham, really ought to be made to pay by history, as should their party. This is not some kind of forgivable act.
“This is not about two simple equal sides of an equation. There are no two sides to this question. This is about democracy, fundamental principles.
“We have, for the first time, a president of the United States who has exceeded McCarthy’s authoritarianism, his disrespect for the constitution and rule of law, and the Republican party of our time – with McConnell’s leadership, with McCarthy’s leadership — has gone along with it to their disgrace.” – Famed Watergate journalist Carl Bernstein, speaking this afternoon on CNN.
Carl Bernstein says the Georgia #trumptapes is “far worse” worse than Watergate and argues that Republicans should be lining up to demand Trump resign for trying to instigate a “coup” pic.twitter.com/sCAyjJBj1j
— Daniel Chaitin (@danielchaitin7) January 3, 2021