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Rep. Jim Himes: 'President-Elect Is Completely Unhinged'

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 Rep. Jim Himes (Reuters)

By    |   Monday, 12 Dec 2016 11:49 AM

Rep. Jim Himes is desperately trying to convince the Electoral College to dump Donald Trump and hand the election over to Hillary Clinton, the New York Post reports.

The Connecticut Democrat's Twitter plea comes after a tweet from Trump attacking NBC Nightly News as "biased." Himes said Trump's refusal to say Russia hacked the Democrats during the presidential campaign prompted his plea.

"What finally pushed me over the edge was when the president-elect of the United States criticized the CIA and the intelligence community," the Post reported. "Can you imagine what the leaders in Beijing and Moscow and Tehran are thinking as they watch the next president of the United States delegitimize and criticize his own intelligence community and stand up for the defense of Russia, one of our prime adversaries?"

He maintained it would be the right decision by the Electoral College to overturn the election even though Trump won fair and square.

"It is a group of people that our Founding Fathers, you know, to whom supposedly we all sort of defer to, pledged the idea that if someone gets elected that is manifestly ill-equipped to be president … that the Electoral College can step in," he said.

Meanwhile, Politico reports that at least 10 members of the Electoral College are demanding a briefing from U.S. intelligence officials on any ongoing probes into Trump's ties to Russia.

The nine Democrats and one Republican, in a letter to Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, say they need the information before Dec. 19 when they are scheduled to meet and pick the next president.

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Rep. Jim Himes is desperately trying to convince the Electoral College to dump Donald Trump and hand the election over to Hillary Clinton, the New York Post reports. "We're 5 wks from Inauguration and the President Elect is completely unhinged. The electoral college must do...
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