A last-ditch attempt by die-hard Donald Trump’s enemies to derail the President-elect’s victory in the Electoral College fell flat Monday, with the leave of the never-Trump movement to lick their wounds and look to 2017 for the species to thwart Trump’s presidency and agenda.
The push to refuse to Trump the necessary 270 electoral vote and send the election to the chamber of deputies, which was apparently doomed to failure from the beginning, although he received considerable media attention. In the end, only two Republican voters broke ranks – more defected on the democratic side, Hillary Clinton.
What’s next for anti-Trumpers is not entirely clear.
Some are preparing to attack that binds him to his business, while the “I” word-the round is over.
Liberal filmmaker and activist Michael Moore is not trying to ask for Crowdsourcing ideas, according to the Electoral College flop, “He is the President for four and a half weeks. Next Idea?”
He is not President for four and a half weeks. Next Idea?
— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) December 20, 2016
The Hamilton-elector – the group of voters behind the push to deny votes Trump 270, issued a statement on Monday, indicating that their fight was not over, urging Fans to “stay tuned.”
“Hamilton voters hope that this watershed moment, read the course for emerging grassroots resistance against Trump’s agenda,” the statement.
Our Reaction. More to come. Please stay tuned. pic.twitter.com/3SisGIM6y5
— Hamilton Electors (@Hamilton Lector) December 20, 2016
Texas Republican elector Chris Suprun, who has voted in favour of it, Ohio Gov. John Kasich on Monday indicated that a push for the trump card of the prosecution could be in the works.
“As a person who always quickly played and loose with the law, Trump is likely to be accused, in the first year of his presidency, by the competent Republicans in Congress. For the rest of the Americans, his presence in the Oval Office in a crisis for the Constitution, the economy and the country,” he said in the statement.
Republican lawmakers and the mainstream conservative vote, the given have for the most part, you are ready to work with trump. Some were worn by the conservative picks in his Cabinet, such as Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., for health and Human Services Secretary, and Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., for attorney-General.
President Obama and Hillary Clinton, signaled immediately after the election, the Democrats Trump should give it a chance.
But, some of Trump’s critics remain, if nothing else, on high alert for all constitutional violations of the trump presidency.
Independent presidential candidate Evan McMullin tweeted Tuesday what he called a “call-to-action” by Washington Post columnist Michael Gerson, a former Bush speechwriter. Gerson called to defend the citizens, the legislature and the judiciary of the “everyone attack” and defend people from the “organized oppression, including the Muslims and refugees.”
A call-to-action from principled conservatives @MJGerson during the Trump years: “to Defend any group of people.” https://t.co/ppUt4dpeD0 pic.twitter.com/mhRnVTlm1E
— Evan McMullin (@Evan_McMullin) December 20, 2016
To fight with Trump inauguration can turn now, inevitably, his enemies, his Cabinet picks.
Some dissent was Ariz before the election of ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson as Secretary of state, with Sen. John McCain, R -., Warning that Tillerson’s relationship with Russia is “a concern for me.”
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and other Democratic allies are also eyeing a fight over Trump’s business interests. Last week, five democratic senators, including Warren announced they would could be to sell to demand the introduction of legislation Trump to assets that a conflict of interest, and put you trust in a blind.
Sens. Ben Cardin, D-Md., Chris Coons, D-Del., Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Jeff Merkley, D-ore., all backups of the bill, which would hold that a violation of conflict-of-interest laws, “a high crime or misdemeanor under the impeachment clause of the U.S. Constitution.”
“The American people don’t want the President to be free of conflicts of interest, said to him in violation of the Constitution or U.S. law,” Cardin said in a statement.
This is not the only sign of democratic lawmakers are gearing up for an impeachment threat sometime in the future. Politico reported on Wednesday that the house Democrats have a mock-hearing on Donald Trump ‘ s conflicts of interest, staging, TV cameras, and the testimony of witnesses.
The narrative, the trump could be in conflict with the emoluments clause — the bars government officials to receive gifts from foreign States-is increasingly supported by some progressive votes.
GQ’s Keith Olbermann said in a video that Trump is a “movement, breathing, conflicts of interest, which is likely guilty of impeachable high crimes and misdemeanors within hours, if not minutes of his inauguration.”
Olbermann went one step further, the advice to the Americans: “Never, ever address Trump as President. He is the trump card. Only Trump Card. Never President.”
Former 2000 Green party presidential candidate Ralph Nader also wrote an open letter (published in the Huffington Post), earlier this month, say, to sell trump, or face impeachment.
“The only appropriate response is to undress completely, December 15, and prevent, thus, potentially to a walking article in the indictment, beginning on may 20. January,” he said.
Republican officials, meanwhile, argue it is time for those who struggle, to his presidency.
After the Electoral College decision on Monday, RNC Co-Chairman Sharon Day said in a statement:
“In this historic election is now officially finished and I am looking forward to the presidential election-trump, the taking of the oath of office in January. Our unified Republican government is running the floor next year, so we can make a real change and make America great again. For the good of the country, the Democrats need to stop their cynical attempts to undermine the legitimacy of these elections, the Donald Trump won decisively in the Electoral College, with more votes than any Republican since 1988.”
Adam Shaw is a political Reporter and occasional opinion writer for FoxNews.com. He can be reached here or on Twitter: @AdamShawNY.