Sunday, September 12, 2021

Tweet Of The Day- Constitutional Values

Republican senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas criticizes his own party's supporters:


For the record: Cotton released a statement on January 6 reading in part "It’s past time for the president to accept the results of the election, quit misleading the American people, and repudiate mob violence";  He voted for the counting of electoral votes from both Arizona and Pennsylvania in the 2020 presidential election;  against allowing the February, 2021 impeachment trial in the Senate of Donald Trump to proceed; in favor of acquitting at trial former President Trump of aiding the 1/6/01 attempted coup; against creation of a bipartisan commission to investigate the 1/6 uprising. (In each, Cotton joined a majority of his GOP colleagues.)

But it's not only the insurrectionists of January  6 who apparently won't "accept our way of life here in terms of constitutional government."  One question asked of Republicans and Republican-leaning Independents in a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS was "how important is each of the following to what being a Republican means to you?" "Believing that Donald Trump won the 2020 election" was "very important" to 35% of respondents and "somewhat important" to 23% of respondents.

These Republicans and Republican-leaning Independents are entitled to oppose free and fair elections. But they have no claim on "accepting our way of life here in terms of constitutional government." Maybe Tom Cotton should have a word with some of his constituents.


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