It's not every day that the president of the United States attacks democracy with such ferocity that he actually suggests "delaying" the general election. But such is the predicament we find ourselves in.
On the positive side, his comments were roundly rejected in bipartisan fashion.
One of the most dramatic critiques of Trump’s tweet came from Steven G. Calabrese, a co-founder of the conservative Federalist Society, who wrote in an opinion piece published in The New York Times Thursday that the idea was “fascistic” and “grounds for the president’s immediate impeachment.”
Added Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) on Twitter: “We are not moving the date of the election. The resistance to this idea among Republicans is overwhelming.” Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) weighed in similarly.
Attorney General Bill Barr, notably, hedged in an almost unfathomable dereliction of authority.