“Republican NC state senator: Trump should ‘invoke the Insurrection Act'”

The Hill:

A Republican state senator in North Carolina is doubling down after making comments on social media paraphrasing a retired general who called on President Trump to invoke the rarely-used Insurrection Act and suspend civil liberties such as habeas corpus.

State Sen. Bob Steinburg (R) reportedly called for the president to invoke the act and declare the results of the 2020 election invalid in a Facebook post paraphrasing Air Force lieutenant general Thomas McInerney (ret.), writing: “President Trump must declare a national emergency,” adding that “Trump should also invoke the Insurrection Act.”

In an interview with Raleigh news station WRAL, Steinburg said initially that he was “putting out there options that others say still remain on the table,” and was not endorsing the plan, though he reportedly added later in the interview that he would be on board with such an idea.

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