MyPillow CEO tells ‘Stop the Steal’ march Fox News conspired to overthrow Trump and ‘should all go to prison’
Mike Lindell made the remarks as he addressed demonstrators at a 'Stop the Steal' rally after they marched down the Capitol after SCOTUS rejected a lawsuit filed by Texas aimed at overturning election results
MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell, a staunch supporter of President Donald J. Trump, has alleged that Fox News conspired with Democrats to overthrow Trump in the November election.
Lindell made the remarks as he addressed thousands of demonstrators at a "Stop the Steal" rally after they marched down the Capitol a day after the Supreme Court rejected a lawsuit filed by Texas, joined by several other states, that was aimed at overturning the results in four swing states -- Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan, and Wisconsin -- that voted for Joe Biden. The apex court refused to hear the case filed by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton in a one-page ruling Friday evening, serving the latest blow to the president's legal challenges against the legitimacy of the election.
"We cannot give up ever on this," Lindell told a fired-up crowd Saturday afternoon. "This is a spiritual warfare in our country and in the world." He said claims of widespread voter fraud were "real" and that "it's of epic proportions that this election was stolen."
Lindell then accused Fox News of helping Democrats "steal" the election from Trump. "They were going for everything. They were going to take everything we had," he said. "Why do you think Fox declared Arizona with only 14 percent of the vote in? They already knew what they did! They were in on it!"
"I'm serious, they had to be on it!" Lindell concluded, according to Newsweek. "They should all go to prison when they are found out."
Hundreds of Trump supporters appeared frustrated with the GOP for allegedly not doing enough to help Trump in his bid to overturn election results. "Destroy the GOP! Destroy the GOP!" the crowd at the rally chanted.
Trump and a number of his allies had touted the Texas lawsuit as being "the big one" that would guarantee a second term for the president. But the latest failed legal effort has served yet another blow to Trump's 2020 campaign.
The president did not hide his disappointment with the SCOTUS when he tweeted saying it really let him down and that it lacked courage and wisdom.
The Supreme Court really let us down. No Wisdom, No Courage!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 12, 2020
Trump, however, showed little signs that he was about to give up. The same day, he also released a campaign-style video, not for the Senate runoff elections scheduled next month but in his own favor with an aim to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election.
The video claimed Trump “saved millions of jobs” and the economy in times of the pandemic and “led the effort to discover a vaccine at warp speed”. It said he received 74M votes, more than former presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and was supported by people across races and communities. It then claimed that the incumbent’s “landslide victory” was marred by a voter fraud in which dead people voted and ballots appeared miraculously. Calling it an “outrage”, the video said the people of America “deserve to know the truth”.
Twitter subsequently flagged the tweet saying the claim of election fraud in the post was disputed.