Rep. Zoe lofgrenZoe Ellen Lofgren House-passed Election Bill Targets Foreign Interference Republicans Call For Hearing On Biden’s Handling Of Border Surge Curator Estimates Damage To Capitol Art From Mafia Total (D-Calif.) Has released a lengthy report detailing the social media posts by Republican lawmakers who voted against certifying the Electoral College results of the 2020 presidential election.
The nearly 2,000-page report documents posts on social media platforms just before the Nov.3 election and after the Jan.6 uprising on Capitol Hill.
The report underscores the lack of trust between Democrats and Republicans on Capitol Hill, as critics say comments questioning the credibility of the November election helped fuel the deadly January riots.
Federal investigators are also reportedly investigating communications between lawmakers and rioters prior to the uprising.
Lofgren, chair of the House Administration Committee, said in a resubmission of the report that she released it as part of a fact-finding mission and hinted that some of the Republicans’ claims and statements may impose punishments.
“As ex President TrumpDonald Trump, Trump State Department Appointed Arrested In Connection With Capitol Riot Intelligence Community Investigating Links Between Lawmakers, Capitol Rioters Michelle Obama Criticizes’ Partisan Actions’ To ‘Restrict Access To Polls ‘ PLUSAny elected congressman who aided and instigated the insurrection or incited the attack seriously threatened our democratic government. They would have betrayed their oath and be implicated in the same constitutional provision cited in the impeachment article, “he wrote.” That provision prohibits anyone who has previously been sworn in as a member of Congress from supporting the Constitution but subsequently participated in an insurrection or rebellion from serving in Congress. “
“Any appropriate disciplinary action is a matter not only of the Constitution and the law, but also of fact,” continued Lofgren. “Many of former President Trump’s false statements were made in very public settings. Had members made similar public statements in the weeks and months leading up to the January 6 attack?
“Statements that are readily available in the public arena can be part of any consideration of the constitutional prerogatives and responsibilities of Congress.”
The report covers the posts of 120 House Republicans, including several top Trump allies.
In a prominent comment, Representative Andy Biggs (R-Arizona), Chairman of the House Freedom Caucus, tweeted on November 5: “The integrity of our elections is at stake, and Americans need maximum transparency and accountability. from state and local officials. “
Rep. Mo brooksMorris (Mo) Jackson Brooks CPAC All-In For Trump Not What It Used To Be Democrats Don’t Trust The Republican Party On 1/6 Commission: ‘These People Are Dangerous’ Trump To Resurface On The Political Scene At CPAC MORE (R-Ala.) He tweeted that same day: “As a member of the US House of Representatives, I am going to be very hesitant to certify the results of this election if Joe bidenTrump State Department Designee Joe Biden Arrested in Connection with Capitol Riots FireEye Finds Evidence Chinese Hackers Exploited Microsoft’s Email App Flaw Since January, Biden Officials To Travel To The border amidst influx of young migrants MORE is declared the winner in these circumstances because I have no faith that this was an honest choice. ”
Brooks pioneered the House effort to challenge the Electoral College results.
After Election Day, Trump and his allies on Capitol Hill quickly argued without evidence that widespread fraud cost the former president a second term, though nearly all lawsuits seeking to rule out the results of certain swing states were dismissed for lack of evidence. or legitimation.