Only one member of the New Jersey congressional delegation voted to undermine democracy and validate the angry mob that invaded the Capitol building last week.
Rep. Jeff VanDrew, who was backed by Gov. Phil Murphy, Sen. Cory Booker and other party bosses over three more progressive Democrats in the 2018 primary and elected before he switched to the Republican Party, is the only New Jerseyan in Congress who voted to validate President Donald Trump’s wildly false allegations of election fraud.
Without any evidence, those unfounded and false claims have been tested and rejected in at least 60 court cases around the nation, including the Supreme Court, one-third of which was appointed by Trump.
After the insurrectionists were cleared out of the Capitol building, Congress completed the count of electoral college votes early Thursday morning, affirming President-elect Joe Biden’s victory.
Even Republican Rep. Chris Smith, the virulent anti-abortion crusader, voted to accept the will of the voters, who gave Biden the biggest percentage of the popular vote for a challenger since Franklin Roosevelt defeated President Herbert Hoover in 1932.
As the state’s only seditionist, it is not clear what penalties or repercussions may await VanDrew, but it’s been widely suggested that Sens. Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley should be expelled along with others who tried to impose a Trump dictatorship on Americans
Debate was suspended Wednesday after a pro-Trump mob rioted and breached the U.S. Capitol for the first time since British troops burned Washington DC in 1814.
Following the unprecedented violent disruption, a handful of Republicans reversed course on planned objections, but VanDrew steadfastly embraced the president’s false claims rather than defend democracy.
Trump may face criminal charges for his attempt to coerce Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger “to find 11,780 votes” during an hour long phone conversation that was posted online by the Washington Post.
Since Election Day, the President made at least three calls to government officials in Georgia in an attempt to subvert President-elect Joe Biden’s victory, beginning with a conversation with Gov. Brian Kemp (R) to berate him for certifying the state’s election results and including a separate call to the investigations chief for the Georgia secretary of state’s office shortly before Christmas —which legal experts said could result in obstruction of justice or other criminal violations against Trump.
Both Raffensperger and Kemp are Republicans, but whether they are exhibiting a degree of loyalty to their country or simply won’t lie about the mathematical certainty that Biden got more votes than Trump, it’s clear that VanDrew is putting partisanship ahead of anything else.
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