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Video: On CNN, Virginia AG Mark Herring Says He’s Looking at “what are our options if the president does certain things after the election”

"I never would have thought in this country we would be having to have these conversations, but sadly we are"

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Important words from Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring, speaking on CNN yesterday (see video, below):

What the President is saying is deeply disturbing. It’s dangerous and it’s a threat to our very democracy. He thinks he’s above the law, and he is not. Now, our primary focus is on making sure we have a good, safe, secure election…but based on the president’s words and his actions, we are starting to have conversations now about contingencies that might happen after the election…Given what this president is saying, we are now starting to have some conversations about what are our options if the president does certain things after the electionI never would have thought in this country we would be having to have these conversations, but sadly we are…

It is [remarkable], but then again, there have been so many remarkable instances over the last 3 1/2 years since this president has taken office…[Trump’s] Muslim ban…[Trump interfering with an accurate] Census….[Trump weaponizing] the Postal Service…when he says he may cross constitutional boundaries or break well-established democratic norms, well, he usually does…And as Attorney General, I want to make sure I am prepared for whatever might come at us. But I also want to say really clearly to all Virginians and all Americans, they can have assurance that their electoral system has integrity, that it is safe and it is secure, and that their vote will count whether it’s cast in person or by mail…even if the president is trying to undermine people’s confidence in it and sow seeds of doubt, we need to counter that with the truth…