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Trudy Rubin: Unless GOP leaders debunk Trump’s Big Lie about rigged election, they will have blood on their hands

Our democracy cannot heal from last week’s insurrection, let alone block further violence from far-right terrorists, unless Republicans stand with Democrats to refute President Donald Trump’s Big Lie. Trump’s whopper — that the election was stolen via massive fraud — is the reason tens of thousands of his fans swarmed Washington, D.C., last week. Amplified by the president’s incitement at his pre-insurrection rally, that lie drove rioters to storm the U.S. Capitol. But for luck, it could have led to the deaths of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Vice President Mike Pence. And if pro-Trump terror…

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