In a TV interview this week with Fox News host Sean Hannity, former president Donald Trump claimed he can declassify any top secret government document he wants at will, “even by thinking about it.”
It is, of course a completely loony claim, and most Americans can recognize it as such.
Trump was referring to the hundreds of classified and top-secret, government documents he had hidden in his Florida home, that the FBI seized on August 8 while executing a duly authorized search warrant aimed at retrieving them. Unauthorized possession of government documents is a crime.
On January 6, 2021, Donald Trump willfully encouraged insurrection, incited violence against the United States and lied to the American public by claiming the November, 2020 election was “rigged.”
He’s been able to convince many Mesa County citizens to believe this lie. Among them are Bobbie Daniel’s friend, crazy Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters, who now stands accused of committing serious election tampering crimes while trying to prove Trumps false claims about elections are true.
When asked if the 2020 general election was fair and accurate and if she believed Joe Biden is the legitimate president of the U.S., Mesa County Commissioner candidate Bobbie Daniel at first responded,
“That’s such a tough one…”
It’s not a tough one, unless you’re a complete idiot.
Bobbie Daniel needs to loudly and completely repudiate Trump’s and Tina Peters’ lies about election security in order to show she is anywhere near a competent, honest, and viable candidate.
But she hasn’t.
Instead Bobbie Daniel continues to support Trump despite his efforts undermine America’s democracy, despite his crazy claims about being able to declassify documents with his mind, despite his and his family’s many alleged crimes, including ripping off charities and exploiting his supporters for money.
By her silence on the subject, Daniel also continues to support indicted Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters in her ongoing, defiant efforts to undermine confidence in Mesa County’s elections.
All of this should thoroughly disqualify Bobbie Daniel as a candidate for any public office. If she gets elected, which she may in Mesa County because of our right wing electoral makeup, we should expect Mesa County to stay in the national news as the country’s epicenter of election denialism.