“I have not been involved in, nor am I aware of any discussions about trying to change the date of the Presidential election,” Kushner subsequently said in a statement to NBC News. His statement was accompanied by “the White House clarifying he knows the election date is set by federal law,” The Washington Post reports.
You could argue that Kushner’s “It’s not my decision to make” was a signal that he knew that the date of the election is not up for debate, except that every other part of his answer indicates that he thought it was up for debate, but he just hadn’t—yet—been part of the discussion.
According to the Congressional Research Service, “The text of the Constitution does not appear to contain a constitutional role for the Executive Branch in such decisions.” But Jared Kushner, who believes that his family’s money, the Harvard degree his daddy bought him, and his marriage to Ivanka Trump make him an expert at everything, didn’t know to just answer “Of course the law will govern the date of the election.”
Kushner’s remarks revived the very real concern that Donald Trump, anticipating a loss in November, will try to postpone the elections. But even Donald Trump knows that—whatever you might privately be considering—you say, at this point in the year, that the election will be on its statutory date. The Boy Wonder, the guy who was supposed to bring peace to the Middle East and fix coronavirus, doesn’t know that much.
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