The left-wing Democrats in Wisconsin are demanding that election officials delete Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI), Reps. Tom Tiffany and Scott Fitzgerald, and the GOP’s Senate majority leader, Kevin McCarthy from the ballot in the 2022 midterm elections.
The three GOP members running for re-election, according to The Epoch Times, are accused in a lawsuit of “illegally fomenting an atmosphere meant to pressure and intimidate VP [Mike] Pence and Congress” to take actions not consistent with their role under the Electoral Count Act and the US Constitution.
Many conservatives were annoyed by the fact that Pence was so ready to validate the 2020 election, which saw him thrown out of office despite numerous calls for election integrity in several critical states.
Despite the numerous irregularities of the 2020 election, Mike Pence claims he is “proud” of his actions on election day when he certified Joe Biden’s victory.
Regardless of the facts, the election’s outcome was vehemently disputed by millions of Americans when it was time to validate the vote. Hundreds of thousands of concerned people were pouring into Washington on Jan. 5, many pre-assembling for President Trump’s planned rally the next day.
The next day, as Donald Trump’s rally in another part of the city was coming to a close, a huge number of protesters flooded into the Capitol and engaged in an attack.
Even though it was a difficult day for democracy, it was not the “insurrection” that the left continues to describe it as. Despite Joe Biden’s claim that five police officers were murdered during the riot, only one person died, and she was one of the protestors, Ashley Babbitt.
Whatever you think occurred on January 6, the federal government has yet to produce evidence that a pre-planned assault on the Capitol took place. It was almost certainly not an armed “insurrection.” Finally, none of the protestors arrested and charged for their role in the rioting have been accused of sedition or treason.
Regardless, the Wisconsin Democrats are hoping to persuade a court that on November 1st, Johnson, Tiffany, and Fitzgerald organized an “insurrection.” It’s as preposterous as it sounds. The Democratic litigants claim that the three GOP officials are unqualified to hold office under the 14th Amendment because they have expressed worries about election corruption.
Section 3 of the 14th Amendment was created in response to the Civil War to keep congressmen who had fought for the Confederacy out of Congress. The notion was that those who engaged in an insurrection against federal authority and lost did not have a constitutional right to reclaim their seats in government.
Despite the fact that no evidence has been presented to suggest that the January 6 invasion was an “insurrection,” Democrats are hoping for judicial affirmation of this conclusion.
The idea of using the events of January 6, 2021 to remove Republicans from the ballot is a desperate maneuver that demonstrates how worried Democrats are about losing the approaching midterms in a landslide.