Although President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign continues to pursue challenges to the outcome of last month’s election, some on the right — including PJ Media’s Mark Ellis — are advising “that we must as conservatives and Republicans prepare for the worst.”
While that might seem to be the inauguration of Democratic nominee Joe Biden next month, Ellis warned in a Monday column that the true worst-case scenario would involve running mate Kamala Harris getting “anywhere near the Oval Office.”
“At best a figurehead”
Writing Monday, Ellis broke down his fears that “Harris could illegitimately rise to being a heartbeat away from the presidency,” which he described as an “unfathomable” concept.
As a preemptive move, Ellis advocated for the use of any conceivable “obstructionist measure available” against her.
Specifically, he wrote that Republicans should demonstrate the “same relentless level of resistance that she and the party she represents mounted against President Trump.”
Demeaning Biden as “at best a figurehead” and little more than a “cardboard cut-out” of a presidential nominee, the pundit cited Harris’ far-left ideology in determining that it “may become necessary for the Right to oppose any Democrat moves to remove Biden.”
As a Rasmussen poll in August found, more than half of likely voters believed it would be unlikely for Biden to finish an entire four-year term if elected. For that reason, speculation surrounding a potential Harris administration is more prevalent than in discussions about prior vice presidents.
“More liberal than Bernie Sanders”
If Harris does replace Biden for any reason, Ellis wrote that she “represents the possibility of the final incursion of transformative socialism into America’s highest office.”
He further linked her to the same parts of California that produced “the Black Panthers and crackpots like the Symbionese Liberation Army.”
Of course, Ellis is not the first political observer to sound the alarm over Harris, based in large part on her track record as a U.S. senator.
During a presidential debate in October, Trump denounced her as “more liberal than Bernie Sanders.”
As Ellis concluded Monday, Biden “may need continued propping up — not to mention life support — just to keep Harris away from the power to issue executive orders.”