It's even worse than it appears.
Saturday February 20, 2021; 4:12 PM EST
  • A recital of some facts. #
    • The US is great at elections. We have been running them since inception, longer than any other country in the world. We are the gold standard in elections. #
    • Our elections are not perfect, but their imperfections heavily favor Republicans. #
    • The 2020 election was a standard US presidential election. #
    • It was secure, fair and not in any way rigged. #
    • Joe Biden won the election, in terms of votes, and in the Electoral College. #
    • On January 6, Trump supporters attacked the US Congress, and came close to overthrowing the elected government of the United States. This was and still is shocking. We have not fully processed yet what happened on January 6. #
    • Whether you think Trump caused it or not doesn't matter for this question. Trump supporters did it, in his name. It seems impossible for one to support Trump at this point, and not also support and accept the insurrection. If you self-proclaim as a Trump supporter, you also support the overthrow of the elected government of the United States by force. Sorry if this is news to you but you are not a patriot, you are a traitor. #
    • Before the insurrection you could possibly shrug off our "differences" but now your friends who are Trump supporters are no longer willing to accept the result of a fair election, and their response to the fair election is to try to overthrow the government. You can't accept this. Even if they are family members. You have to turn your back on them. #
    • I thought Julian Castro said it brilliantly at the impeachment trial. Asked if he was concerned about Trump winning in 2024, he said no -- he was afraid of Trump losing. He's afraid of a repeat of what happened on January 6. He's right to be afraid. #
    • Trump supporters live in an incompatible alternate country. The two cannot co-exist. We have to defeat them. It's not just about the people who crashed the Capitol, it's about the people who accept that. No excuses, not interested in discussing. We do not co-exist. #

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