Michelle Obama slams Donald Trump as ‘unconscionable’ for his ‘focus on overturning an election rather than helping struggling families’
- The former first lady bashed Trump’s overturn effort
- Trump wants Mike Pence ‘to reject fraudulently chosen electors’
- He asked Georgia state official to ‘find’ 11,780 votes for him
- She bashed people who think their ‘pride is more important than our democracy’
- Pitched Democrats facing voters in two runoffs in Georgia Tuesday
Michelle Obama blasted President Trump‘s effort to overturn the election results as ‘unconscionable’ in a series of tweets on the day thousands of Georgians went to the polls in key Senate runoff races.
The former First Lady took on Trump’s plot to overturn the vote in states that Joe Biden won days after a leaked tape revealed Trump asking a Georgia election official to ‘find’ 11,780 votes, tying the effort to the explosive growth in coronavirus cases and deaths.
‘Your vote is your voice. It’s your power. And right now, from the President of the United States on down, we’re seeing and hearing just how desperate some are to take that power away,’ she tweeted in advance of Tuesday’s elections. ‘They want us to believe that their pride is more important than our democracy,’ she continued, in a dig a Trump’s ego.
Former first lady Michelle Obama bashed President Trump’s effort to overturn the election results, calling it ‘unconscionable’ and pointing to the coronavirus crisis
‘And this is just unconscionable at a time when a staggering number of Americans are dying every day from a virus that was downplayed for far too long. It’s unconscionable to focus on overturning an election rather than helping struggling families or distributing a vaccine,’ she said.
Then she made her pitch for people to come out and vote for Democrats in two runoff elections in Georgia. The results will decide control of the Senate – and whether Joe Biden can get legislation, judges – and even his own cabinet choices through the Senate.
‘This is why we can’t just vote for President and think that our job is done,’ she wrote.
‘Tomorrow’s runoffs in Georgia will decide whether the U.S. Senate is run by those who’ve shown their willingness to tear down our democracy—or whether it’ll be run by those who will actually get to work on the monumental challenges before us.’
President Donald Trump speaks at a Republican National Committee Victory Rally in support of incumbent Republican Senate candidates Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) and Sen. David Perdue (R-GA) at the Dalton Regional Airport. He called the presidential race rigged and claimed he won
A woman votes on the only machine working shortly after polls opened in Georgia’s Senate runoff elections at a senior center, Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021, in Acworth, Ga.
She called for people to vote for Democrats in Georgia runoffs Tuesday
Obama said a Democratic win would ‘send a message’
‘These runoffs will decide whether President-Elect Biden has a Senate that will work with him rather than just obstruct him at every turn,’ she said.
When Michelle Obama was in the White House, her husband had to contend with government shutdowns and congressional Republicans resisting Obamacare tooth-and-nail, fighting him on stimulus and climate change, and holding up Supreme Court and judicial nominations. A similar fate could face Biden in a GOP Senate.
She pitched Democrats Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff a day after Trump and President-elect Biden each campaigned in Georiga.
‘So if Georgians elect @ReverendWarnock and @Ossoff, we’ll take another step toward cleaning up the mess of the past four years. And we’ll send a message to any politician who puts themselves and their ambition above our system of self-government,’ she wrote.
She connected Trump fight to overturn the results to the coronavirus crisis
The Chicago native who maintains a home in Washington concluded: ‘If you live in Georgia, make sure you vote for @ReverendWarnock and @Ossoff in tomorrow’s U.S. Senate runoffs—and make sure everybody you know does the same. If you’ve already received a mail-in ballot, take it to a drop-box or vote in person at your polling place tomorrow. Because in America, everyone’s voice matters. And that’s still the truth, no matter what some folks want you to believe.’
Trump lunched with Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday after tweeting that ‘the Vice President has the power to reject fraudulently chosen electors’ and raising new conspiracy claims about Dominion voting machines in Georgia.