The Republican Fever Doesn’t Appear to be Breaking.

And I can’t say I’m surprised.

Lauren Elizabeth


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As many of us might already know, Donald Trump’s long shot efforts to overturn the results of the election have gotten nowhere, with all viable avenues to achieving his goal of a soft coup all but gone entirely. Unfortunately however, the theory that Trump’s fellow Republicans would somehow see the light after the election as many liberals hoped and even expected does not seem to be coming to fruition. Frankly, their behavior is even more unsettling than I expected, and only confirms that the Republican “fever” won’t be breaking any time soon.

John Kruzel, a legal affairs and Supreme Court reporter for The Hill tweeted:

“JUST IN: New amicus brief from 106 Republican House members in support of Texas’ bid to overturn President-elect Joe Biden’s win in the Supreme Court. Here they are:”

Sure enough, attached to the tweet were a series of images of the list of 106 Republican Representatives.

In a quote from the brief, Kruzel tweeted the line:

"This brief presents [our] concern as Members of Congress, shared by untold millions of their constituents, that the unconstitutional irregularities involved in the 2020 presidential election cast doubt upon its outcome and the integrity of the American system of elections."

Frankly, I will be the first to admit — though I’m sure I’m not alone — that I’ve grown tired of talking about Donald Trump, the Republican Party’s predictable antics, and the fact that Donald Trump’s hold on them would not be disappearing any time soon. And yet it feels as though every single day, there is another alarming sign of just how dangerous it really is, leaving me feeling as though it would be irresponsible to ignore it.

Of those 106 Representatives, my own Congresswoman Elise Stefanik was among them.

Elise Stefanik, whom one might not have expected to draw much focus considering she represents rural Northern New York, garnered national attention with her performance at Donald Trump’s…



Lauren Elizabeth

Lauren is a writer & leftist with analysis on topics related to politics & policy. She can be reached at or Twitter @xlauren_mx