Celebrities are reacting to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo‘s shocking statements.
The 56-year-old official addressed the question of a transition to President-elect Joe Biden on Tuesday (November 10), and his answer is making headlines.
“There will be a smooth transition to a second Trump administration. We’re ready. The world is watching what’s taking place. We’re going to count all the votes,” he said, despite the fact that Trump was not declared the projected winner.
“Biden won the popular vote. Biden won the electoral college. Every vote was counted. No illegitimate votes were counted. Sure, recount the close ones if you want. But what Pompeo is implying here is a coup. A fascist coup,” wrote Sarah Silverman.
“Hey media, it’s called #facism – start saying it out loud,” said Josh Gad.
See the reactions to his statement…
It has stopped being funny now. Whether they have any chance of succeeding or not, the damage they’re doing to half of the country’s faith in democracy is irreparable and dangerous. Civil war shit. Meanwhile they’re telling Dems “it’s time to reach out and work together.” https://t.co/CmuKIioumf
— Rob Sheridan (@rob_sheridan) November 10, 2020
This is deeply irresponsible. The people have voted. Democracy depends on accepting the results of those elections. Pompeo is pouring gasoline on a very dangerous fire. It is time for Republican leaders to stand up for our democracy and reject this partisan nihilism. https://t.co/RRW8LdbPyX
— Sean Casten (@SeanCasten) November 10, 2020
It is not a close election. There is no legitimate way that this gets overturned. If they get this in front of SCOTUS somehow, they’re counting on the Trump-installed justices to hand it to them. https://t.co/y1jh3ytMBW
— Parker Molloy (@ParkerMolloy) November 10, 2020
Biden won the popular vote. Biden won the electoral college. Every vote was counted. No illegitimate votes were counted. Sure, recount the close ones if you want. But what Pompeo is implying here is a coup. A fascist coup. https://t.co/rN0kDhA2I3
— Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) November 10, 2020