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Republicans slam Washington Post op-ed which suggested ‘open rebellion

Senator JD Vance of Ohio has raised concerns over a recent op-ed published by The Washington Post.

The Washington Post Op-Ed

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The op-ed in question was authored by Robert Kagan, a contributing editor at The Washington Post, and it explores the possibility of a second Trump presidency.

Senator Vance’s Response

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Senator Vance sent a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland and Secretary of State Antony Blinken demanding answers regarding the op-ed’s implications.

Vance’s Concerns

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“Based on my review of public charging documents that the Department of Justice has filed in courts of law, I suspect that one or both of you might characterize this article as an invitation to ‘insurrection,’ a manifestation of criminal ‘conspiracy,’ or an attempt to bring about civil war,” Vance’s letter said.

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Op-Ed’s Perspective

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Robert Kagan’s op-ed suggests that a second Trump presidency is increasingly inevitable, and he raises concerns about the implications of such an outcome.

Senator Vance’s Questions

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Vance has posed several questions to Garland and Blinken, asking if the Department of Justice will investigate Kagan and whether it agrees with the op-ed’s assertions about blue states.

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Vance’s serious concerns

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“According to Robert Kagan, the prospect of a second Donald Trump presidency is terrible enough to justify open rebellion against the United States, along with the political violence that would inevitably follow …” Vance’s announcement said.

Vance’s Questions Continued

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Vance is seeking clarification on how the Department of Justice distinguishes between political rhetoric and evidence of a conspiracy and whether Kagan’s words might intimidate voters.

The Washington Post’s Stance

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The Washington Post stands by Robert Kagan’s op-ed, describing it as a “thoughtful essay.”


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Senator JD Vance’s letter and concerns over the op-ed highlight the ongoing political tensions in the United States.

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