Governor Jay Inslee, Washington state’s Democratic governor, sharply criticized President Trump on Friday for appearing to endorse those protesting coronavirus stay-at-home orders, accusing him of “fomenting domestic rebellion.”
Inslee issued a statement asserting that Trump both encouraged “illegal and dangerous acts” and put millions in danger of being infected with the novel coronavirus by issuing tweets earlier Friday that seemed to back the protests.
"The president is fomenting domestic rebellion and spreading lies even while his own administration says the virus is real and is deadly, and that we have a long way to go before restrictions can be lifted,” Inslee said.
But there is another deeply alarming possibility to consider. This November will be the first since the expiration of a 1982 consent decree in which the Republican National Committee will be freed to conduct voter suppression and intimidation en masse. As Andy Kroll recently explained at Rolling Stone: