Pennsylvania Senate Majority Leader Kim Ward (R) laid out in stark terms the pressure she and other Republicans are experiencing from their base to boost President Donald Trump’s corrupt war against the 2020 election results.
In an interview with the New York Times published on Wednesday, Ward described the backlash that she would’ve been dealt if she openly stated that she didn’t want to sign her fellow Republican colleagues’ letter last week requesting that federal Pennsylvania lawmakers invalidate the state’s Electoral College votes for President-elect Joe Biden.
“If I would say to you, ‘I don’t want to do it,’ I’d get my house bombed tonight,” Ward said.
The Republican leader told the Times that she did not join the other 64 Pennsylvania Republicans who signed the letter because she did not see it before it was sent last Friday.
Ward also said that Trump had called her to claim her state’s voting process had been plagued by voter fraud (no such voter fraud has been proven to exist, contrary to Trumpland’s claims), similar to how the President called Pennsylvania House Speaker Bryan Cutler (R) twice last week to get the state’s majority-GOP legislature to send pro-Trump electors instead of the electors Biden won. Cutler rejected Trump’s push but signed the letter to Congress.