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A Republican Senator Is Getting Roasted For Ostensibly Trashing Democracy In A Spelling-Challenged Tweet

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A COVID-stricken President Trump began the week with “ROID RAGE” following what sure looks like a superspreader event (the Rose Garden announcement of Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett). Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah) was photographed hugging and kissing fellow attendees at this same event, and he has since announced his COVID-19-positive status. During his isolation time, Lee watched the VP debate between Mike Pence and Kamala Harris, and he did not enjoy himself. Maybe it was the fact that a grody eye and an iconic fly upstaged his dude, but whatever the case, he decided to tell Twitter that Democracy is bad while eschewing spellcheck.

“Democracy isn’t the objective; liberty, peace, and prospefity are,” Lee tweeted. “We want the human condition to flourish. Rank democracy can thwart that.”

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To which NBC and MSNBC legal analyst Barb McQuade immediately declared, “Scariest tweet ever.”

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Lee tweeted a lot throughout the evening, including his claim that “[w]e’re not a democracy.” He also urged Kamala Harris to come to the dark side of the Force.

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The COVID-afflicted Senator appears to not realize that, although the United States was mapped out as a constitutional republic, it is most certainly a representative democracy. He simply didn’t grasp the point, which led to CUNY professor Angus Johnston pointing out, “This is how people talk when they’ve given up on winning elections.”

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From there, the dictator (and other) jokes began and would not stop.

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Election day’s less than a month away in the United States.

Source: https://uproxx.com/viral/senator-mike-lee-roasted-trashing-democracy/