(Tea Party 247) – Senator Joe Manchin of Virginia (D) told PBS on Friday that his colleagues Sens. Josh Hawley (R-MO) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) ought to be considered for removal under the 14th Amendment for the role they played in objecting to the election results on January 6th.
Manchin, who has been a swing voter in the Senate, told “Firing Line” Friday that Cruz and Hawley were responsible for the riot in the Capitol Building earlier this month simply for objecting to the electors.
This is doublespeak—it is not the senators’ fault what people who shared their opinion of the legitimacy of the election did.
How can we ever expect to fairly scrutinize the election now—or protect the integrity of the democratic process—if it’s now verboten to even believe that an election has been stolen?!
It’s utterly fascistic. Things are far worse than we thought.
“They should look, absolutely. That should be a consideration,” Manchin replied when asked if the 14th Amendment could indeed be triggered as a result of the Senators’ stance.
“He understands that, Ted’s a very bright individual, and I get along fine with Ted. But what he did was totally outside of the realm of our responsibilities or our privileges,” he stated.
The 14th Amendment states that no lawmaker in office “shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof. But Congress may by a vote of two-thirds of each House, remove such disability.”
Of course, Cruz and Hawley did no such thing.
Cruz and Hawley and the over 150 lawmakers on Capitol Hill who pledged to object to the electors that day objected to the electors, they did nothing to incite violence on the very building they themselves had been sitting at the time of the violence!
Is critical thinking utterly and completely dead in this day and age, or what?
Meanwhile, many members of the group that sieged the capitol that day were members of Antifa, a group that members of the House and Senate alike have refused to condemn and even denied it exists at all!
The double-standard is beyond infuriating.
The FBI found, in fact, that the riot had been planned long in advance and took place when President Trump was speaking to the crowd at the Ellipse!
#CapitolBuilding TIMELINE: Critical window Wednesday is coming into focus 1230-1315. While POTUS addressed the rally + before he concluded, a group was already pushing onto the grounds of the Capitol building + first pipe bomb discovered (1245p) at RNC + second pipe bomb at DNC pic.twitter.com/iBpLW8nEyo
— Catherine Herridge (@CBS_Herridge) January 12, 2021
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