Fox News analyst Juan Williams issued a stark warning in an op-ed published Monday, saying that he believed Republicans were laying the groundwork to “steal an election.”
Williams argued that Republicans were attempting to deflect attention from the Jan. 6 Capitol riot — not because they wanted to evade responsibility for what happened, but because they wanted the door open to incite a similar incident on January 6, 2025. (RELATED: ‘Oh, God Help Us’: Greg Gutfeld Loses Patience With Juan Williams During Testy Spat On Immigration)
“We need to talk about Jan. 6,” Williams began. “I’m talking about Jan. 6, 2025. That’s when the U.S. Congress will meet to certify the winner of the 2024 presidential election. ‘How to Get Away With Murder’ was a recent TV crime show. As the 2024 race approaches, the Trump-GOP’s current weekly drama is titled ‘How to Get Away with Murdering Democracy.'”
Williams went on to say that brushing aside concerns about the Capitol riot — refusing to vote in favor of a commission digging into the planning and events that led up to Jan. 6 — was just the beginning in laying the groundwork to steal the 2024 election.
“Twist the arms of the honest Republicans left on Capitol Hill by scaring them with previews of the commission’s probable findings and the damage those stories could do to the party’s efforts to regain control of the House, Senate and White House,” Williams wrote.
Step two, according to Williams, was changing state-level election laws in ways that he argued would be more beneficial to Republicans than to Democrats.
“Step Two — Change election laws in states with GOP-majority legislatures,” Williams continued. “New laws in Georgia, for example, take power away from independent election boards and the secretary of state to certify election results.”
Williams said that the third step was to “suppress the votes of people who are unlikely to back Republicans: young people, college-educated whites, poor people, union members, working women, Blacks, Latinos and Asians.”
He went on to argue that even within the Republican Party, efforts were underway to push out anyone who did not back former President Donald Trump — thus shoring up a base of people who believe that the 2020 election was stolen by Democrats.
The “final plank” in the process, Williams argued, was for Republicans to block any and all legislative efforts supported by President Joe Biden and his administration. “Again, the Republicans’ focus is solely on regaining political power. They have no agenda for helping the country.
“This combination of lies and political bluffs is like a poltergeist, an evil force, in control of a dead body — the cult that was once the Republican Party,” Williams concluded, arguing that anyone who loved America needed to “face this threat to democracy and act with urgency.”