A hurricane in Florida that threatens to do a lot of damage and destroy a lot of people and things can't save a Florida man who threatened to do a
lot of damage and destroy the Constitution. So, even though today's hearing was pushed back because Hurricane Ian was coming, Donald Trump
will still be exposed and criticised by the bipartisan panel. Today just won't work.
The old and confusing Electoral Count Act of 1887, which tells Congress how to count the votes of the Electoral College from the states for
president, needs to be fixed right away. This will hopefully happen soon. Mitch McConnell, the leader of the minority party in the Senate, has joined
an effort that already has the support of more than 10 Republicans. This makes it certain that the upper house's version of the reforms will be passed.
The 1887 law was meant to fix problems from the 1876 presidential election, when there were disputed lists of electors from three states. It has
language that Trump and his supporters tried to use to stop Joe Biden from winning, such as the lie that the vice president can ignore the results.
That's why the crowd Trump stirred up was chanting "Hang Mike Pence!" because the vice president, who was in charge of the joint session, wasn't going along with the coup.
Yesterday, McConnell told the Senate Rules Committee, "The vice president does not have any personal control over the presidential vote."
This is not about party, but about the rule of law, just like the work of the Jan. 6 committee, which was led by Reps. Bennie Thompson and Liz Cheney and was very helpful.
The panel has shown that the angry mob that attacked Congress with violence to stop the certification of the presidential election was part of a plan to stop the peaceful transfer of power and not just a group of overly excited tourists.