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Title: Republican Congressman Issues One-Word Press Release Amid Calls to Resign
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Published: Jan 12, 2021
Author: Jack Davis
Post Date: 2021-01-12 18:17:44 by BTP Holdings
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Republican Congressman Issues One-Word Press Release Amid Calls to Resign

By Jack Davis

Published January 12, 2021 at 10:36am

Republican Rep. Scott Perry of Pennsylvania is standing by his decision to object to the state’s 2020 election results, even after last week’s Capitol incursion.

According to the York Daily Record, Perry was among several Pennsylvania congressmen who, prior to Wednesday’s vote on certifying the Electoral College results, said that Pennsylvania officials acted in an unconstitutional manner.

Even after the incursion, which he deplored, the congressman stood by his objection. 183? ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E134690847114129 8183%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.westernjourna calls-resign%2F

Perry’s resolve resulted in calls for him to be removed from his office.

“We want him to resign or be expelled from the House,” said Marta Peck, a member of the progressive group Indivisible York, which marched in protest of Perry on Monday in York, Pennsylvania, according to PennLive.

“He’s a man who does not tell the truth then foments doubt and fuels people who are seditionists. In doing that he is guilty of sedition.”

“We’ve always had concerns about Perry but in particular after early December when he announced he would object to the electoral votes from Pennsylvania. He made that real clear,” Peck continued.

“He’s tried to couch it saying ‘I’m a patriotic citizen.’ He’s a retired military man. A member of Congress sworn to defend the constitution from enemies domestic and foreign.” 43? ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E134899313531828 2243%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.westernjourna calls-resign%2F

But Perry refused to back down.

“Folks, just wanted to share my official statement answering the cancel culture crowd calling for my resignation… #cancelculture,” he posted on his Facebook page.

Perry linked to a statement on his official website that explained his position on resigning.

The news release only contained one word: “No.”

Perry authored an Op-Ed in the York Daily Record that further explained his reason for standing by his objections to the election results, even after the incursion altered the course of America’s political culture.

“Not unlike my condemnation of the lawless destruction over the summer — and the lack of accountability — lest anyone mistake the actions of those who choose to incite violence as a means to redress their grievances, the actions at our Capitol were unacceptable and criminal, and those who are proven to have perpetrated these crimes should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law,” Perry wrote.

“We are a nation of laws. The Rule of Law matters; which is why I carried forth an objection during the Joint Session of Congress early Thursday morning,” he continued, noting the time after the incursion when the House reconvened to certify election results.

“This constitutional crisis called for debate, and represented thousands of voices not only of my constituents, but citizens around the Nation — irrelevant of political party.

“It also represented the voices of state elected officials who knew that constitutional violations occurred in Pennsylvania‘s electoral process — strong enough in both allegation and proof to at least warrant further investigation before certifying the electoral votes.”

Perry said that upholding the principles of a good government required that the objections of his constituents be heard.

“While the objection ultimately failed, the constitutional concerns of my constituents were recognized by the Speaker and aired before our Nation in accordance with the sacrosanct process intended by our Founders and codified by the Constitution,” he said.

“Congress upheld its duty, and Joe Biden was certified as President- Elect of the 2020 election.”

Perry concluded that election reform remains a challenge that must be faced.

“I accept the results, and have always respected the Office of the President of the United States — regardless of who sits in it. I fully intend, however, to continue to work with my colleagues at the state and federal levels to strengthen election integrity to ensure that these constitutional abuses never happen again.

“We simply must have — and restore — faith and trust in our electoral system. The future of our Republic, and the millions of Americans who have fought and sacrificed for it, deserve nothing less.”

Poster Comment:

If the (s)elections are compromised then there is little to hold the fabric of the country together.

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#1. To: BTP Holdings, 4um (#0)

If the (s)elections are compromised then there is little to hold the fabric of the country together.

Karma's a bitch, or so I'm told. I must've been Jack the Ripper in a former life...

While we're here...

The light that burns twice as bright, burns half as long. - Dr. Eldon Tyrell

Godfrey Smith: Mike, I wouldn't worry. Prosperity is just around the corner.
Mike Flaherty: Yeah, it's been there a long time. I wish I knew which corner.
My Man Godfrey (1936)

Esso  posted on  2021-01-12   18:36:33 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  

#2. To: BTP Holdings, Cynicom (#0)

The news release only contained one word: “No.”

He should have used his fellow Pennsylvanian's reply:


“The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out... without regard to the prevailing superstitions and taboos. Almost inevitably he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane, intolerable.” ~ H. L. Mencken

Lod  posted on  2021-01-12   19:20:01 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  

#3. To: BTP Holdings (#0)

There’s no if about it. They cheated the election brazenly, openly and unapologetically. Fuck them. Ballots were always just a stand in for bullets. They obviously want to punish the deplorables with a hot civil war. Okay.

"It does not take a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brush fires of freedom in the minds of men." -- Samuel Adams (1722-1803)‡

"Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God." -- Thomas Jefferson

ghostdogtxn  posted on  2021-01-12   23:32:24 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  

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