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The lust for power

No words in English express my absolute disgust at Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ decision to sign on to President Trump’s deluded push to invalidate millions of votes. She took a vow to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic.”

She is breaking that vow by supporting instead an attempted coup by the outgoing administration. Through signing on to this grasp for power, she attempts to undermine the very Constitution she is sworn to uphold. According to the Department of Homeland Security, “there is no evidence that any voting system deleted or lost votes, changed votes, or was in any way compromised.” No credible evidence that this election was fraudulent exists. Case after case is being thrown from our courts, even courts headed by appointees of the current regime.

Regardless of party, people who love democracy — especially people in Congress! — should be horrified by the blatant attempt to disenfranchise seven million Americans. McMorris Rodgers must endorse the will of the people, whether she likes the outcome or not. The peaceful transfer of power is one of the reasons America used to be a shining beacon for the rest of the world. No more, I guess. Instead, we have only a continued sycophantic lust for power, and that is disgusting.

Barbara Williamson

Spokane


 

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