Former Alaska governor and Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin referred to judges who dismissed claims by President Donald Trump and his allies of election fraud and illegality on procedural grounds such as standing as “sheep” and called their decisions “tragic for our country.”
Palin, 56, who in 2008 was the running mate of presidential candidate and Sen. John McCain, was referring to decisions such as the Pennsylvania Supreme Court which dismissed a challenge for “laches,” a legal term for saying the case was brought too late, and the U.S. Supreme Court, which dismissed a challenge last week, saying states such as Texas lacked standing to bring the case.
“It’s baffling what we see in terms of the lack of courage,” Palin said on Newsmax TV’s “Stinchfield” on Tuesday. “That’s tragic for our country. We do see so many sheep, just following those who I think are giving them the perception that things will be made easier for them if they’ll just follow, if they’ll just follow these Democratic leaders like AOC (Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez).”
Palin made reference to a video clip earlier in the program that showed Ocasio-Cortez, wearing a sweatshirt that said “Tax the rich,” arguing that if Democrats win both runoff races for the Senate in Georgia, the country can expand social welfare and raise the minimum wage.
“Holy moly. Do people hear what she’s saying?” Palin asked. “She’s saying, anybody who is working hard, you’re out there working, you shouldn’t be living in poverty. And people like me are saying, ‘Well, duh, AOC, then quit taking their money, those who are working so hard, and giving it to able-bodied people who are choosing not to work.’
“The things that these Democrat leaders are saying today, they’re so twisted. It’s so Orwellian. Who would have thought that “1984,” the book, was going to be their playbook.”
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