'Seditious conspiracy': Legal expert urges Merrick Garland to turn up the heat on Trump’s insurrectionist allies in Congress

'Seditious conspiracy': Legal expert urges Merrick Garland to turn up the heat on Trump’s insurrectionist allies in Congress
Attorney General Merrick Garland

When Donald Trump supporters tried to overturn the 2020 election results and prevent democratically elected Joe Biden from being sworn in as president, they had two different ways of going about it. One was the physical violence of the January 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol Building; the other was the Trump attorneys and allies who looked for ways to defy the Electoral College. Legal expert and Harvard Law School professor Laurence Tribe, in a December 29 tweet, slammed the latter as “seditious conspiracy.”

Tribe’s tweet was in response to a tweet by liberal Washington Post columnist Greg Sargent, who was commenting on former Trump adviser Peter Navarro’s recent interview with the Daily Beast. Navarro, in that interview, bragged about his efforts to prevent Congress from certifying Biden’s Electoral College victory on January 6 — and Sargent noted that Navarro’s game plan was “getting Republicans to object to Biden electors” in order to “delay” the electoral vote count and “kick things back to states.”

Sargent has been tweeting about the January 6 insurrection extensively, and he has pointed out that MAGA efforts to delay the electoral vote count included both the physical violence of January 6 and the machinations of Trump’s attorneys and advisers.

Tribe, in response to Sargent, noted specific laws when he posted:

Tribe, in that tweet, was implying that U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland needs to be much more aggressive where the January 6 insurrection is concerned.

Here are some responses to Tribe’s tweet:

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