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Pro-Trump lawyer Lin Wood insists he is not insane after tweeting that Mike Pence should face execution by firing squad
  • L. Lin Woods, a pro-Trump attorney, tweeted that Mike Pence could be arrested and executed for treason.
  • The attorney dismissed claims of "insanity," telling his followers that he is "fine."
  • Some Republicans are angry with Pence for asking a court to throw out a lawsuit against him that sought to overturn the results of the 2020 election.
  • Wood has previously filed several failed lawsuits attempting to overturn the election's result in Trump's favor.
He wrote about how those who believe the election was stolen have focused on Democrats, the CIA, and "globalists."

Wood then said that "one of the main participants" had been overlooked — the Republicans.

He then proceeded to call for senior Republicans and a conservative-leaning judge to be arrested.

Wood wrote: "When arrests for treason begin, put Chief Justice John Roberts, VP Mike Pence, and Mitch McConnell at top of the list."

... He wrote: "If Pence is arrested, Pompeo will save the election. Pence will be in jail awaiting trial for treason. He will face execution by firing squad. He is a coward and will sing like a bird and confess ALL."

On social media, many voiced their disbelief at the comments.

Wood, however, dismissed accusations of "insanity."

He wrote: "The tweets about my insanity are at an all-time high this morning. Wonder why?"

The lawyer continued: "No worries. I am fine. The attacks do not concern me."

In addition to spreading disinformation about the election, Wood has propagated the QAnon conspiracy theory.

Earlier this week, he bizarrely claimed that Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts is a murderous pedophile.

'Maybe it's time for a new party': Former GOP senator and Defense secretary slams Republican attempts to overturn the 2020 presidential election
  • Former GOP Senator and Defense secretary William Cohen on Thursday slammed President Donald Trump and GOP legislators who are contesting President-elect Joe Biden's election win, suggesting the formation of a new political party.
  • Cohen, who represented Maine in the US Senate from 1979 to 1997 and served as Defense secretary from 1997 to 2001 under then-President Bill Clinton, slammed Sen. Josh Hawley's efforts to challenge the election results as "shameful."
  • "We have to remember that the current occupant of the White House is a ringmaster and what he expects to do is snap his whip and all the elephants hop up on chairs," Cohen said. "What they have to understand is he is going to continue to snap the whip whether he's in office or out of office.
Cohen said the GOP maneuverings were a result of President Donald Trump's pressure, comparing him to the "ringmaster" of a circus.

"We have to remember that the current occupant of the White House is a ringmaster and what he expects to do is snap his whip and all the elephants hop up on chairs," Cohen said. "What they have to understand is he is going to continue to snap the whip whether he's in office or out of office. And every time they're going to have to jump up and sit on that stool in order to satisfy him and his supporters."

He added: "I think they have to understand you're never going to satisfy President Trump. He is always going to up the ante, he cannot be satisfied. There's nothing in him. There's no moral core, and so they are going to be extorted or bribed in order to avoid a primary in 2022 or 2024."

Cohen said that while Hawley wants to be "the me-too Trump," Republicans including Sens. Susan Collins of Maine and Mitt Romney of Utah have chosen to abide by the Constitution and accept the election results. He warned Republicans supporting Trump in his electoral efforts that they won't be able to escape his influence.

"For Trump, it's pathological," Cohen said. "For those who are jumping up to support him, it's diabolical and I don't think it's diabolically clever. I think they will find they will be hostage for the rest of their time in the Senate and going forward if they are only there to appease the Trumpsters."

He concluded: "Maybe it's time for a new party. One that abides by the rule of law, balanced-budget opportunities, and fiscal responsibility...but also faithful to the people of this country, who vote to elect them."

Trumpism
or Trump-ism

Trumpism refers to the nontraditional political philosophy and approach espoused by US President Donald Trump and his supporters. The term Trumpism can also be used to directly refer to an outrageous or idiosyncratic statement made by Donald Trump.

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