By now most of us have read Trump invited the top two Republicans in the MI legislature to the WH. Ostensibly to seek their aid to overturn MI election results. And election Biden won by 150,000 votes.
Why Michigan's Top Legislators Should Cancel that Meeting with Trump
The president can offer them whatever he wants to throw the election. If they take the deal, they'll be wide open to prosecution back home"and Trump can't protect them.
In his continuing quest to remain president despite having lost this month's election, President Donald Trump has been trying to wrest electoral votes away from Joe Biden in states that Biden won. Among the most aggressive tactics that the president might use is a direct appeal to the Republican-controlled legislatures of Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania to hand him those state's electoral votes.
On Thursday, the post-election narrative seemed to edge further down that path, as the Republican leaders of Michigan's two legislative chambers"Senator Mike Shirkey and Representative Lee Chatfield"agreed to take a meeting with the President in Washington tomorrow. Until that point Shirkey and Chatfield were signaling that they didn't intend to second-guess Michigan's voters, who chose Biden by more than 150,000 votes. But by taking the White House meeting, they indicated their possible openness to changing their minds.
Politically, it's possible that they see taking the meeting as a smart move, showing unhappy Michigan Republicans that they're on the president's side ... But in a more specific and immediate way, it threatens the two Michigan legislators, personally, with the risk of criminal investigation.