No doubt that the act would have been unconstitutional. I take the Senator Paul line.
The first Republican speaker on the impeachment debate in the house just omitted all what Trump did so as to say that the Democrats have an obsession against Trump. It is very moronic when one argument is that a truly political solution should not be rely on politics…
While we’re quoting the Constitution, how about Article I, Section 6, Clause 1? All members of Congress…
…shall in all Cases, except Treason, Felony and Breach of the Peace, be privileged from Arrest during their attendance at the Session of their Respective Houses, and in going to and from the same; and for any Speech or Debate in either House, they shall not be questioned in any other Place.
It is legal for Congress to dispute a slate of electors from a state. They can’t be guilty of treason or insurrection or sedition for a legal act that has precedence in previous elections.
The ones who were out inciting the crowd, though, should have the book thrown at them. That’s true whether they did it in person or over social media.
Especially when their votes are based on lies which have absolutely no foundation in reality.
Exactly. Republican members of Congress won their elections based on the very same ballots used to elect Biden. Not one of them has suggested that his or her own electoral victory might have been fraudulent.
Due credit to Republican Rep. Chip Roy — to make this point, on the opening day of the session he moved to refuse to seat Representatives from the six states where electors were disputed. It lost almost unanimously, exposing these Members for the hypocrites they are.
Every elected official that aided or encouraged the insurrection should be tried for treason.
Problem is, in many of their districts, this will make them look like heroes.
From a Politico story about unusual tour groups the day before the attack. Supposedly tours are greatly curtailed because of Covid, and there were possibly some ‘scouting visits’.
More than 30 House Democrats are demanding information from Capitol security officials about “suspicious” visitors at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 5 — a day before violent insurrectionists swarmed the building — that would only have been permitted entry by a member of Congress or a staffer.
"Many of the Members who signed this letter … witnessed an extremely high number of outside groups in the complex on Tuesday, January 5,” wrote the lawmakers, led by Rep. Mikie Sherrill (D-N.J.), in a letter to the acting House and Senate sergeants-at-arms, as well as the acting head of the Capitol Police
This. Whether it rises to sedition is a different question. Pence should have ruled the motions out of order. The only question they are permitted to raise is whether the EV certificate was the official certificate of the state. No one suggested otherwise.
The law of 1887 applies only in the case that a state submits more than one EV certificate. No state did.