Former President Donald Trump talked extensively about the future of the Republican Party and the need for election integrity, saying that the 2020 election was “rigged” and that the US election system is “very sick and corrupt.”
After three days of general sessions and break-out discussions, CPAC 2021 eventually comes to an end with a speech by former President Donald Trump.
“We have a very sick and corrupt electoral process that must be fixed immediately,” launched President Trump. “This election was rigged, and the Supreme Court and other courts didn’t want to do anything about it.”
“If you just take that one element, where they didn’t go through legislatures, it’s illegal, you can’t do it. It’s in the Constitution,” said President Trump, after noting that in virtually every battleground state, Democrat or establishment Republican governors worked with judges to change election law without the approval or input from the state legislatures, a clear violation of the U.S. Constitution.
“They didn’t have the courage, the Supreme Court, they didn’t have the courage to act. but instead used process, and lack of standing. I was told the President of the United States has no standing. It’s my election, it’s your election, we have no standing.”
President Trump continued to criticize the silence of the Supreme Court, noting that he even declined to hear a case brought by Texas and 17 other states.
“We had almost 20 states, if you think of it, we had almost 20 states go into the Supreme Court so we didn’t have a standing problem,” said President Trump. “They rejected it. They should be ashamed of themselves for what they’ve done to our country. They didn’t have the guts or the courage to make the right decision, they didn’t want to talk about it.”
“You had the case led by the great state of Texas, 18 states went in, ‘You don’t have standing, oh, let’s not talk about it,’” said President Trump, mocking the Supreme Court. “They didn’t have the guts to do what should be done.”
“And that’s on top of all the other forms of cheating, but this is the most basic of all. They would have local courts and local politicians change the rules, in some cases a day or two before the election. This should never be allowed to happen to another candidate or another presidential race, should never be allowed to happen.”