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We have one chance to get it right and it’s not reelecting one who would overturn an election; I’d rather drink weedkiller

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We have one chance to get it right and it’s not reelecting one who would overturn an election; I’d rather drink weedkiller

The Washington Post had an interesting op-ed column on Wednesday. Because The Post has a pay wall, some of you will not be able to access it, so I will summarize.

Basically, it says that Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell was correct to criticize the Repugnantcan National Committee’s (RNC) censure Reps. Liz Cheney (Wyoming) and Adam Kinzinger (Illinois) for participating on the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection.

Contradicting the RNC’s description of the investigation as a “persecution of ordinary citizens engaged in legitimate political discourse,” McConnell called the attack on the Capitol what it was: a “violent insurrection for the purpose of trying to prevent the peaceful transfer of power.”

Other Repugnantcans have voiced their displeasure with the resolution and RNC chairwoman Ronna McDaniel. One of those who voiced his disgust was McDaniel’s uncle, Sen. Mitt Romney, who called the censure “stupid,” helping to underscore, The Post said, the “intellectual dishonesty, moral blindness, and dangerous anti-democratic sentiments that now define the GOP.”

But The Post went a bit further by posing eight soul-searching questions the Repugnantcan Party should address in the face of its “continued defense of violence to overthrow and election.”

The questions are as follows:

  • How can a party go on record as condoning a violent uprising and still pretend to defend the U.S. Constitution?
  • How can the party take direction from former president Donald Trump, the instigator of the violent insurrection? How can it continue to support his ambitions to run for president in 2024?
  • If the riot on Jan. 6, 2021, was a violent insurrection, as McConnell acknowledged, was the acquittal of Trump in his second impeachment trial unwise?
  • If Trump did instigate a violent insurrection, how is he fit to hold office pursuant to Section 3 of the 14th Amendment, which prohibits anyone who has “engaged in insurrection or rebellion” or “given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof” from serving in public office?
  • Should Trump be criminally prosecuted for instigating a violent insurrection?
  • How can Republicans criticize the Jan. 6 select committee if it is investigating a violent insurrection? Isn’t this a necessary task?
  • Do members of Congress who agree with Trump and the RNC that the Jan. 6 insurrection was a display of “legitimate political discourse” forfeit the right to hold public office?
  • Should any official who lent aid to the insurrectionists be disqualified under Section 3?

For Louisiana voters, there is an even bigger question looming as we head into the 2022 midterm elections:

Should five of Louisiana’s seven members of Congress be reelected after they voted on Jan. 6 to overturn the 2020 presidential election?

That’s an important question that should not be taken lightly. These five men – four representatives and a senator – turned their backs on the democratic process on which this country was founded. They spurned the very basis on which our country was founded: free and honest elections.

And make no mistake, the 2020 election has been examined and investigated from every conceivable angle and (count ‘em) 64 separate courts have tossed challenges to the election offered up by Trump and Rudy Giuliani. Many of the judges involved in the dismissals were appointed by Trump or other Repugnantcan presidents.

Not only does the Repugnantcan party need to address those eight questions put forward by The Post, but Louisiana voters need to do some deep soul-searching of their own to determine if they really want to send those five back to Washington next fall.

In case you’re wondering who those five are, they are Reps. Garret Graves, Clay Higgins, Mike Johnson, Steve Scalise and Sen. John “Foghorn Leghorn” Kennedy.

It’s not certain at this point if the Democrats will even offer a challenger to the representatives or if they will have Repugnantcan opponents but Kennedy that consummate embarrassment to this state, has two Democratic opponents.

We at least have a choice in the Senate race and Louisianans should choose carefully. Do we really want someone who would vote to overturn a legitimate election and turn the keys of the nation back over to an egotistical, self-destructive lunatic?

I’d rather drink weedkiller.

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