Fox News’ Geraldo Rivera has declared there is “no avenue” for President Donald Trump to prevail in the 2020 presidential election, and he slammed White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows for suggesting otherwise.
Rivera hit Meadows over a tweet posted early Monday evening acknowledging that a group of Republican lawmakers had just huddled up at the White House with Trump to discuss strategy ahead of Congress convening on Jan. 6 to officially tally votes by the Electoral College.
Meadows said they were “preparing to fight back against mounting evidence of voter fraud. Stay tuned.”
“The president is wrong, there is no avenue left,” Rivera countered. “There’s no legislative avenue, no constitutional avenue, there’s no judicial avenue. It is over and the more the president holds out the hope, the tantalizing hope by calling groups like Charlie’s and saying keep fighting, keep fighting, or Mark Meadows, the chief of staff, with that totally reckless irresponsible tweet telling people that right around the corner, we can do this, we can turn this around, that’s bogus.”
Geraldo: The President is wrong. There is no avenue left. There’s no legislative avenue. There‘a no constitutional avenue. There’s no judicial avenue. It is over… pic.twitter.com/3miffQgf90
— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) December 22, 2020
“There’s no way to turn it around,” he continued. “It hurts to say that, but it is true.”
The mention of Charlie was in reference to Turning Point USA founder Charlie Kirk, who appeared in the segment alongside Rivera.
Co-host Brian Kilmeade interjected to clarify that Meadows was just telling people what had just happened in the Oval Office.
“He said 15 members of Congress discussed the evidence of voter fraud in various strategies to make the case to the American people,” Kilmeade said. “That doesn’t seem reckless.”
“And mounting evidence?” Rivera shot back. “C’mon, Brian, there is not mounting evidence!”
He went on to say that in Pennsylvania, for example, that the law allowing mail-in balloting was passed with a bipartisan effort in 2019, and if there was a problem with the law it should have been challenged then.
Meadows’ tweet, which drew Orwellian censorship from Twitter, is seen here:
Several members of Congress just finished a meeting in the Oval Office with President @realDonaldTrump, preparing to fight back against mounting evidence of voter fraud.
— Mark Meadows (@MarkMeadows) December 21, 2020
A group of House Republicans who support Trump’s challenge to the 2020 election are looking to engage in a long-shot maneuver to object to the submissions of Electoral College votes from a number of battleground states marred by allegations of fraud.
The House members need one member of the Senate to join them to require debate and a vote in the House and Senate.
On Sunday, Rivera tweeted a video calling on President Trump and his supporters to “stop playing around with the Constitution” and accept that they lost.
“Cross the Rubicon?” Are you shitting me? Time to stop playing around with the Constitution. Biden won. Trump lost. Stop acting like spoiled brats. Or worse, the lunatic fringe. Enough. Basta. pic.twitter.com/EwuiYoNkzZ
— Geraldo Rivera (@GeraldoRivera) December 20, 2020
Rivera is getting no love from either side of the aisle for pushing Trump to concede defeat to Joe Biden.
In fact, the left seems to hate him just as much now as they ever have:
I don’t care if Geraldo condemns Trump’s efforts to overturn the election.
For 4 yrs he defended Trump’s bigotry, including his disrespect of Puerto Rico.
He blamed Trayvon Martin for his own death because he wore a hoodie.
He’s a white supremacy apologist.
He’s still trash. pic.twitter.com/m4JMIDYU9o
— Bishop Talbert Swan (@TalbertSwan) December 22, 2020
Here’s a sampling of other responses to the story from Twitter:
Don’t forget Newsmax airing a 2-minute segment debunking themselves. 😂
— American in Thighland (@FarangAmerican) December 22, 2020
Geraldo is part of the Deep State? Whoa.
— SarahCA (@SarahBCalif) December 22, 2020
@GeraldoRivera you have an epiphany now and we’re supposed to congratulate you. No way G. You’ve ingratiated yourself to the Trump way of life for too long. When you make a full throated apology for the errors of your ways and denounce every thing Trump then we can talk.
— 🇺🇸 Congress&Govt.Reform.Now (@KCGrate) December 22, 2020
Don’t worry. Geraldo assures us that trump will “Do the right thing” pic.twitter.com/fky2M3E8HA
— Dr. Lance Banana (@dr_lancebanana) December 22, 2020
The threats of lawsuits is the reason a bunch of them are changing their minds on the results.
— Tony Starks (@BKTStarks) December 22, 2020
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