Margot Cleveland, senior legal correspondent at The Federalist, leaned more to the comic side on racketeering and Act 22. “OMgosh…are they for real?” Cleveland said regarding the indictment’s first supposed racketeering charge.
This is an actual line from the Georgia indictment.This is not a criminal case. It is a bid to nullify the United States Constitution. pic.twitter.com/D7ZGSC4KMH — Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) August 15, 2023
“LOL. It wasn’t even a mean tweet!” she added in a follow-up post on Act 22.
THREAD: OMgosh…are they for real? 1/ pic.twitter.com/nwkvfsaeB0— Margot Cleveland (@ProfMJCleveland) August 15, 2023
Republican Rep. Tom Tiffany of Wisconsin noted the irony of Act 22 in light of recent and genuine political conspiracies. “If telling people to turn on their TV is an illegal ‘conspiracy,’ what is it called when a group of ‘intelligence officials’ coordinate with a political campaign to falsely claim that Hunter Biden’s laptop is ‘Russian disinformation’?” Tiffany said in a post on Tuesday.
2/ LOL. It wasn’t even a mean tweet! pic.twitter.com/mWzDPzQ9Rt— Margot Cleveland (@ProfMJCleveland) August 15, 2023
Meanwhile, to highlight the hypocrisy of the entire indictment, conservative commentator Greg Price posted a clip of former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton claiming that she had the 2016 election stolen from her. Georgia indictment actually believe that encouraging Twitter followers to turn on the television constitutes an act of “conspiracy.” If so, one cannot imagine stronger evidence of Trump Derangement Syndrome. After all, what other form of impairment could convince a group of adult humans that “conspirators” openly tweet their plans? Would not the act of tweeting expose the conspiracy? In any event, where Trump Derangement Syndrome prevails, we must set logic aside. Second, those responsible for the Georgia indictment recognize the absurdity of Act 22 but do not care. In fact, they regard the brazen absurdity as proof that they do not have to care what you think. Thus, Trump’s Georgia persecutors, like his persecutors elsewhere, appear as either desperate lunatics or calculating tyrants. No third alternative seems possible. This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.
If telling people to turn on their TV is an illegal “conspiracy,” what is it called when a group of “intelligence officials” coordinate with a political campaign to falsely claim that Hunter Biden’s laptop is “Russian disinformation”? pic.twitter.com/8t9MgfSJvm— Rep. Tom Tiffany (@RepTiffany) August 15, 2023