When it comes to the MAGA Trumpublicans, it’s essential to heed the advice of the wise philosopher Rachel Maddow:
IGNORE WHAT THEY SAY. WATCH WHAT THEY DO.
There are over 300 election-denying MAGA candidates running across the country, from Congress all the way down ballot to the local school boards. But now a MAGA insider is saying it’s all for show and that “behind closed doors” everyone knows there’s really no such thing as election fraud.
"Behind closed doors" pro-Trump lawmakers admit they know accusations of a stolen 2020 presidential election aren't true and it is a continuing political stunt
— Dan Crenshaw (R-TX)
— Heal the Planet ✌✌🎸🎸 (@fwtoney) November 4, 2022
Speaking to the lie that Donald Trump was cheated by widespread voter fraud in the 2020 election during the latest episode of his “Hold These Truths” podcast, Texas Republican Dan Crenshaw said, “It was always a lie. The whole thing was always a lie. And it was a lie meant to rile people up.” THANKS FOR NOTHING, DAN!
Dan Crenshaw said the GOP election-deniers in Congress admit that they're lying, behind closed doors. Crenshaw said: “The whole thing was always a lie…a lie meant to rile people up…It’s a huge manipulation.” Dan Crenshaw supported a Texas lawsuit that challenged Biden’s win.
— Dash Dobrofsky (@DashDobrofsky) November 4, 2022
MAGA Republicans are now deliberately perpetuating a lie to their base, mainly because they know no one will question them. They might as well say Santa Claus is real and they’ll prove it if you vote for them. I mean, some of them believe JFK Jr is still alive and has been hiding until now to be Trump’s VP in 2024.
I’m glad Crenshaw is saying this. I’m glad he didn’t vote to overturn on 1/6. I just wonder why he signed onto the Texas lawsuit contesting the election in December 2020 if it was ‘always a lie.’ https://t.co/olCZVuMUAL
— Mehdi Hasan (@mehdirhasan) November 4, 2022
So…if they all know Trump’s claims are lies, and now Crenshaw is talking about it publicly, how little will it matter to Trump loyalists when it comes to their vote on November 8th?
Your friendly reminder that Dan Crenshaw signed an amicus brief contesting results in 4 swing states, defended Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley after January 6, and voted against impeachment because it was "rushed." https://t.co/KBlCIW3Mzy
— TheStig (@St1gEmUp) November 4, 2022
This should absolutely matter — because the truth always matters. All 300 candidates running on the Big Lie should be disqualified.
Dan Crenshaw is still a Republican who wants more Republicans in Congress, but it would be nice if none of them were any of those 300.
— Rep. Dan Crenshaw (@RepDanCrenshaw) November 3, 2022
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Editor’s note: This is an opinion column that solely reflects the opinions of the author.