You gotta love the hypocrisy of it all.
In his latest interview with Reuters, Al Gore suggested that if Trump doesn’t concede in a timely fashion, the military will remove him from office.
This is coming from a man who didn’t concede the 2000 presidential election for almost a month!
He whined and filed court cases claiming that he actually won the election.
And he demanded recount after recount.
Fox News offers the following details on Gore’s statements:
When the Supreme Court resolved the 2000 presidential election in favor of George W. Bush, former Vice President Al Gore conceded defeat — something he doesn’t believe President Trump will do if he loses to Joe Biden in the Nov. 3 election.
In an interview with Reuters on Tuesday, Gore, a Democrat who served as Bill Clinton’s vice president, accused Trump of “attempting to put his knee on the neck of democracy” by attacking mail-in ballots and absentee voting.
“He seems to have no compunctions at all about trying to rip apart the social fabric and the political equilibrium of the American people, and he’s strategically planting doubts in advance,” Gore said. He called it a “despicable strategy.”
Gore narrowly lost the 2000 election to Bush, but the results remained in limbo for more than a month after Election Day, when the conservative-majority Supreme Court ruled 5-4 against Gore’s request for a Florida recount (Bush won the state by just 537 votes).
Gore, who won the nationwide popular vote but lost in the Electoral College, conceded the election to Bush on Dec 13.
“It turns out there’s no intermediate step between a final Supreme Court decision and violent revolution,” Gore said. “It seemed to me that respect for the rule of law and respect for the needs of American democracy were the orders of the day.
He added: “You can always explore the option of dragging something out, tearing the country apart, mobilizing partisans against one another in the streets and all of that, but it was not a wise course for our country.”
If Trump lost the election but refused to accept the results, Gore said he believes the military would intervene. He noted that under the parameters of the Constitution, Trump’s last day in office is Jan. 20, 2021.
“It’s important to say that it’s really not up to him. I hear people saying, ‘Well, would he accept that decision?’ Well, it doesn’t matter because it’s not up to him,” he said. “Because at noon on January 20th, if a new president is elected… the police force, the Secret Service, the military, all of the executive branch officers, will respond to the command and the direction of the new president.”
Then again, should we really care what Al Gore thinks?
His movie, An Inconvenient Truth, basically said that we would all be dead by now from global warming.
Take a look around though and we're all still here!
He also claimed, according to The Hill, that Trump is dismantling democracy by not going along with the Democrats ridiculous funding for the Postal Service:
Former Vice President Al Gore said Sunday that President Trump is “putting his knee on the neck of American democracy” by not providing more funding ahead of the election for the U.S. Postal Service (USPS).
Gore told CNN’s Anderson Cooper that with more people likely to vote by mail given the coronavirus pandemic, it is imperative that the postal service have sufficient funds.
He also suggested that cost-saving measures put into place by Postmaster General Louis DeJoy were political and “an act of desperation” by the administration. Those measures have been criticized for slowing delivery.
“During a pandemic, there are lots of older voters and voters of all ages with pre-existing conditions who worry they can’t breathe safely standing in line to vote,” he said.
“By tampering with the postal service he is in effect putting his knee on the neck of American democracy and trying to make it impossible for people to vote by mail,” he added.
Here's Gore's full interview with Reuters: