Commenters on Twitter were stunned on Sunday morning after a bombshell Washington Post report claimed that Donald Trump pressured Georgia's secretary of state to rustle up over 11,000 votes so he could win the state's 16 electoral votes.
According to the report the Post "obtained a recording of the conversation in which Trump alternately berated [Brad] Raffensperger, tried to flatter him, begged him to act and threatened him with vague criminal consequences if the secretary of state refused to pursue his false claims, at one point warning that Raffensperger was taking 'a big risk.'"
The post also noted that Trump was very specific about the number of votes he wanted telling the Georgia official, "So look. All I want to do is this. I just want to find 11,780 votes, which is one more than we have. Because we won the state."
Commenters on Twitter were quick to point out that Trump's call was both criminal and impeachable with one saying the phone call was "absolutely insane.".
Let's say this once again: This isn't about Trump pursuing his legal remedies. He's shamelessly trying to steal a… https://t.co/smqKdYr67w— Chris Lu (@Chris Lu)1609698919.0
Impeach him again. Tomorrow. Trump pressures Georgia's Raffensperger to overturn his defeat in extraordinary call… https://t.co/rDNcYl67P4— NeuroPsychoPhD (@NeuroPsychoPhD)1609699413.0
This is looney tunes stuff. https://t.co/Dhl34uqQn8— David Axelrod (@David Axelrod)1609699793.0
Trump is a madman. This is criminal election tampering. Georgia's Republican Secretary of State is a patriot. We… https://t.co/xVmb8hpuzk— Grant Stern (@Grant Stern)1609699903.0
It sure sounds like Trump was pushing the Georgia Secretary of State to commit fraud. What the hell was his lawyer… https://t.co/jncEctvGpK— Renato Mariotti (@Renato Mariotti)1609699310.0
Here's why Trump's attempt to overturn the Georgia results is particularly insane: Georgia was probably the most-sc… https://t.co/QS8qXdzaIZ— Marshall Cohen (@Marshall Cohen)1609699815.0
Donald Trump is unquestionably the stupidest person to ever be an American president. https://t.co/4MG7adZmLZ— Erik Loomis (@Erik Loomis)1609699203.0
@ProjectLincoln @realDonaldTrump Criming & Stealing.— shrink4men (@shrink4men)1609698206.0
There’s a reason I didn’t call President Trump back in March 2017. This is his MO. https://t.co/Y2UK3MSBAK— Preet Bharara (@Preet Bharara)1609699315.0
@ChrisLu44 It's treason. Now, what will Congress do about it? https://t.co/aaZzeGl101— KD (@KD)1609699011.0
@mstebbins6 @ProjectLincoln @realDonaldTrump Many of his actions have been impeachable, and IMO the impeachments sh… https://t.co/nkH7V1MgRo— Lizbeth in Phoenix (@Lizbeth in Phoenix)1609697867.0
@ProjectLincoln @realDonaldTrump This president should be going to jail he’s threatening people. Get over it Trump… https://t.co/chpCwX79Ht— Ed Borowiak (@Ed Borowiak)1609698251.0
@Parsdaft @ProjectLincoln @realDonaldTrump Nixon's ghost would be so proud— AdventureTravelers (@AdventureTravelers)1609698186.0
@ProjectLincoln @realDonaldTrump if this is on tape it needs to be prosecuted! PERIOD! ENOUGH IS ENOUGH WITH THESE CLOWNS!— To Pontiki (@To Pontiki)1609697980.0
@ProjectLincoln @realDonaldTrump How is that NOT impeachable @SpeakerPelosi @senatemajldr ???— JstSpknMyMnd (@JstSpknMyMnd)1609697637.0
@ProjectLincoln @realDonaldTrump Trump sounded at turns confused and meandering. At one point, he referred to Kemp… https://t.co/lZLMRxznj6— AMERICA vs. trump (@AMERICA vs. trump)1609697921.0
This is illegal and should be pursued by Ga. AG and US Attorney. Trump is a criminal and those supporting this effo… https://t.co/g4O3GhUfjZ— stuart stevens (@stuart stevens)1609699397.0