My1sttoday: Durbin: Trump Georgia call ‘merits nothing less than a criminal investigation’. Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) said Sunday that President Trump’s call with Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger (R) “merits nothing less than a criminal investigation.”
The Washington Post on Sunday released the audio from the Saturday phone call, in which Trump repeatedly asked Raffensperger to “find” more than 11,000 ballots to put him in the lead in the state.
In his statement calling for an investigation, the No. 2 Senate Democrat labeled the conversation as “more than a pathetic rambling, delusional rant.”
“His disgraceful effort to intimidate an elected official into deliberately changing and misrepresenting the legally confirmed vote totals in his state strikes at the heart of our democracy and merits nothing less than a criminal investigation,” Durbin said.
“The President is unhinged and dangerous,” he added. “Those who encourage and support his conduct, including my Senate colleagues, are putting the orderly and peaceful transition of power in our nation at risk.”
The audio from Trump’s conversation with Raffensperger represents the first evidence of the president directly trying to pressure a state official to overturn the election results.