It Might Be Too Late for the GOP to Stop ‘Big Lie’-Inspired Violence

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The greatest blind quote of all time may come from a GOP official who—after Donald Trump lost the 2020 election and refused to concede—told The Washington Post: “What is the downside for humoring him for this little bit of time?”

The first “downside” came during the Jan 6. Capitol riot. But it didn’t end there. We continue to pay the price for “humoring” the former president. Look no further than the recent case of Soloman Peña, a candidate who lost his New Mexico state house election by a landslide, for evidence.

Instead of planning a rally or staging a coup, Peña allegedly hired four men to shoot up the homes of multiple elected Democrats. Fortunately, no one was hurt. This time. But as one former county commissioner told NBC News, he “could have killed us.”

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