Caroline Colarusso, a Massachusetts Republican who lost her election in an overwhelmingly landslide this past November, seems to be influenced by President Trump's attempts to overturn the results of the election in court.
Despite losing to Democrat Katherine Clark by 49 percentage points, Colarusso is now one of several Republicans claiming the results should be decertified due to "widescale voter fraud, compromised electronic voting systems, and unconstitutional provisions for early and mail-in voting."
Caroline Colarusso, who unsuccessfully challenged U.S. Rep. Katherine Clark of Melrose, is among five Republicans w… https://t.co/4UrZyMTKCZ— Mike Carraggi (@Mike Carraggi)1607443886.0
NEW: Three unsuccessful Congressional GOP candidates in Massachusetts and two state candidates have asked a federal… https://t.co/CEsGDAdat5— Brian Dowling (@Brian Dowling)1607438409.0
All three congressional candidates involved in the suit lost their races by at least 25 points, but many online find Colarusso's participation is the most audacious considering her overwhelming defeat at the polls.
@MassGovernor Caroline Colarusso, Ingrid Centurion, John Paul Moran, Craig Valdez and Helen Brady. Is anyone else F… https://t.co/FlIgtGvkxr— Gigi (@Gigi)1607448193.0
@be_d What a waste of time and money.— Michelle Mullet (@Michelle Mullet)1607440752.0
Though unlikely to succeed in court, many have noted the similarity of Colarusso's suit to the claims filed in various states by President Donald Trump.
It seems the President's hold over the Republican party may extend beyond his time in office.
@be_d There's a new epidemic. This one seems to be contained within the Republican community— Brett Gotthelf (@Brett Gotthelf)1607439842.0
@be_d Desperation....— Dan S #HealthcareVoter (@Dan S #HealthcareVoter)1607439515.0
Twitter was disgusted by the Republicans who, in many people's minds, were ready to overturn democracy for their own benefit.
These are the #GOPlosers challenging our election in MA: John Paul Moran, Helen Brady, Caroline Colarusso, Ingrid C… https://t.co/LxBYs4AGak— Madeline Donohue (@Madeline Donohue)1607439639.0
Worth noting that the unsuccessful GOP candidates in the Mass. suit reported by @be_d -- John Paul Moran, Helen Bra… https://t.co/gp8NfagepT— Chris Villani (@Chris Villani)1607439788.0
Colarusso claimed on Twitter that her opponent's silence was evidence of wrongdoing, but many pointed out that her arguments weren't worth responding to.
@CarolineforCon1 Only if they appeared to be sane. It's foolish to argue with crazy people.— RealHairDonaldTrump (@RealHairDonaldTrump)1607521801.0
@CarolineforCon1 Not if it was from a well known liar!— Quick Lee (@Quick Lee)1607522588.0
U.S. District Court Judge Allison Burroughs was not receptive to the plaintiffs arguments, saying:
"You don't get to look at the constitutional issues, and not say a word until after the election and after you've lost."
It seems Colarusso's time in politics is over before it began.