Companion articles to the New Civil War? posted a few days ago. These are the names of the Republican traitors that have violated their Oaths of Office and the United States Constitution.
Unhappy with the 2020 Election results, they’ve decided to betray hundreds of millions of Americans and simply try to overturn the election. They’ve miserably failed, but that does not mean we should ever forgive them. None of them deserve to be still in office and all should be prosecuted.
They decided to attack democracy itself when the results did not go their way.
Don’t be fooled by whatever ornate excuses they make. This was not an attempt to find new evidence or even more absurdly “defend the constitution”. It was objectively the opposite. Perhaps some of these 126 believed this a way to raise money from the base, insurance against a difficult partisan primary, or more to the point, insurance against an uncomfortable tweet from President Donald Trump. They surrendered their conscience and common sense because of fear and greed. Rarely have so many sold out their country for so little.
These chose to support a case based on false claims and lack of evidence. And it’s particularly pathetic to see them do it for a weak and insecure lame duck President Trump, a would-be autocrat who’s driving this nation to some kind of desperate reckoning based on nothing more than his own psychological inability to deal with the fact he lost an election and lost the ability to recognize reality as well. In most cases, that would be dismissed as a sad form of sickness that’s incompatible with the power of the presidency, but these folks chose to trade their integrity to support Trump’s delusion all the way up to the Supreme Court.
They followed the lead of the indicted Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, a man who has been accused by his closest aides of bribery and abuse of power.
As conservative columnist Jonah Goldberg wrote with moral clarity in the Dispatch: “It is an act of cynical, unpatriotic, undemocratic hypocrisy unrivaled in American history, a pure power play on behalf of a president whose disregard for the very Constitution these people have long claimed to adore is total. It is shameful. Infuriatingly shameful.” History will judge them as cowards and villains.
The full list of the 126, all Republicans:
Robert B. Aderholt
Mike D. Rogers
A. Drew Ferguson
Darin M. LaHood
Jefferson Van Drew
Robert E. Latta
Michael C. Burgess
K. Michael Conaway
Robert J. Wittman
Cathy McMorris Rodgers