It's no secret those who are inside of MAGA-land will believe in any old conspiracy theory to underpin their stead-fast belief in their leader, President Donald J. Trump.
This has been on full display in the aftermath of the 2020 election where Biden won five out of seven swing-states and racked up the largest popular vote victory over an incumbent President since FDR beat Herbert Hoover. And yet, some Republicans keep acting as if the election was close and Trump may still have a legitimate shot at winning via his myriad failed court cases.
This wishful thinking extends to Trump's legal team. We're all aware of Rudy "Four Seasons Total Landscaping" Guiliani's antics.
But perhaps even more disturbing are the antics of his lawyer, Jenna Ellis. On Monday, Ellis appeared on Fox Business to spout the usual lies about President-elect Biden's historically large win over Donald Trump.
But not only did she spout these lies, she explicitly echoed some of the rhetoric behind the cult of QAnon by painting her mission to overturn the lawful results of a US election as somehow an extension of her 'Christian values'.
You can see her appearance here:
When explaining her reasons for trying to stop the duly elected President-elect from taking office, she said:
"You know, my life is in service and honor to the Lord Jesus Christ. And so whatever anybody else says really doesn't bother me."
"I hope that I can be a light and inspiration to everyone else that no matter what anyone else says about you, it's all about just who you are as a person and made in the image of God and in Christ."
She went on to say:
"And that's ultimately at the end of the day, as long as I know that I'm pursuing truth and I'm doing the right thing for God and my country, that's all that matters. So that's what gives me my optimism and my hope."
Needless to say, the internet went off on Ellis.
Many explained nothing about Donald Trump—or their court challenges—is Christian.
@RawStory Jenna, Jesus doesn't want you to use him for 'things' and 'power'. Don't Misuse and Abuse the Lord's Name in Vain— Nonquiescent (@Nonquiescent)1607372519.0
@RawStory What the heck”Jesus Christ” don’t condone theft, evil, and immoral behaviour if Satan has asked ya to do… https://t.co/nq3ZI5HkNw— BLACK LIVE MATTER (@BLACK LIVE MATTER)1607381343.0
@RawStory I feel so sorry for these people. Their god is a golden calf of their own making.— Beth® (@Beth®)1607373283.0
@RawStory DJT, who is no more Christian than I am (I'm an atheist), has conned Christians into thinking God wants t… https://t.co/gcnvOt5R25— Daniel Slartibartfast 🇺🇲 (@Daniel Slartibartfast 🇺🇲)1607375985.0
Some were relieved to find out Jenna Ellis was not a member of their ethnoreligious group.
@RawStory OH, THANK GOD. I was afraid she might be Jewish. Whew.— THEE Notorious R.A.V. (@THEE Notorious R.A.V.)1607376110.0
@BettyBowers @jennaellis I see people like this and reflexively think, “at least she’s not Jewish!”— Stiff L Man (@Stiff L Man)1596076861.0
And many were certain she couldn't actually believe the words coming out of her mouth.
@callmegoro @RawStory True. I suspect Jenna doesn’t really believe this, she’s part of the con. She must be salivat… https://t.co/32CaVBxjfv— An RN MSN (@An RN MSN)1607394679.0
And of course, there was this solid point:
@RawStory Weird. You’d think if her God had wanted trump to win, it would’ve happened. Why would he need Jenna Elli… https://t.co/7dxTnuZqXR— NoMoreLies (@NoMoreLies)1607380203.0
After the electoral college votes next week, will Donald Trump stop his legal challenges and daily pleas for his MAGA minions to send him money?
God only knows.