Monday, January 11, 2021

Point of disorder: It took Fitz just four days to break his oath

This Wisconsin Public Radio, (WPR), report lays out a crucial seditionist timeline on Insurrection Wednesday:

* First, Wisconsin's senior GOP Senator Ron Johnson paved the way for the Stop the Steal [Sic] crowd by supporting the Trump-inspired-and-amplified-Big Lie-plan to blow up Biden's win by tossing some states' electoral votes as cast.

* Second - and after the rioters had occupied and trashed the Capitol, injured scores of police officers, endangered all members of Congress and left dead bodies behind, WI GOP Reps Tom Tiffany and Scott Fitzgerald - 

Sworn in on January 3rd, caved to insurrectionists on January 6th to serve Trump, lead Senate Trump enabler Ron Johnson, and the mob.

- followed Johnson's lead in subsequent House tallies and voted to give Trump and the rioters what they wanted. 

This is why these anti-American Wisconsin legislators should resign or be expelled from the Congress, as the WPR reported:

U.S. Rep. Tom Tiffany, R-Hazelhurst, and U.S. Rep. Scott Fitzgerald, R-Juneau, were among 121 House Republicans who voted to object to counting Biden's electors from Arizona, a vote made possible by several Republican U.S. senators, including Wisconsin U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson. 

Tiffany and Fitzgerald were later among 138 Republicans who voted to object to Biden's Pennsylvania electors.

Their votes came hours after the U.S. Capitol was cleared by law enforcement, and after lawmakers returned to the House and Senate chambers under heavy armed guard.

And yes, the challenges inspired by Johnson and the others in the Senate sedition caucus did fail, and all the electoral votes were counted just as they had been submitted, though Fitzgerald may have set the record with the fastest violation of a Member of Congress's swearing-in-oath.

Especially those parts about swearing and in good faith to defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic (like election-subverting Senators and murderous Capitol invaders):

“I, AB, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion, and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.”



Mary Kay Baum said...

perfectly written. thank you.

Anonymous said...

Details of Tiffany's big lie from his January 6 press release: "While most Wisconsin clerks complied with the law and administered free and fair elections in November officials in Dane County and Milwaukee County took active steps to undermine and circumvent those laws. By allowing hundred of thousands of illegal votes to be case and counted these unscrupulous officials have disenfranchised the great majority of Wisconsin voter who followed the law."

Facts matter. Details matter. This was argued (absentee forms, and Democracy in the Park) in court and Trump lost. No doubt Tiffany now wishes when he helped write the election law he had done a better job of disenfranchisement. The right to vote including absentee is in the Wisconsin Constitution, so you can't get rid of it by writing a statute that calls absentee voting a "privilege".

To find an "unscrupulous official" he need look no further than the mirror.

Anonymous said...

Fitz also violated the oaths he took during 27 years as an army reservist. He retired at the rank of lieutenant colonel in 2009.