“In the course of my official duties, I have received information from multiple U.S. Government officials that the President of the United States is using the power of his office to solicit interference from a foreign country in the 2020 U.S. election. This interference includes, among other things, pressuring a foreign country to investigate one of the President’s main domestic political rivals.” (Whistleblower complaint)
Action – Contact your friends and relatives with GOP legislators and ask them if they swore an oath to the Constitution or to a man.
Former Director of the United States Office of Government Ethics Walter Shaub, in reference to a clip of Fox News in which host Tucker Carlson’s roots for Russia over Ukraine states, “This clip is just one more exhibit supporting the case that it’s no longer left vs. right but democracy vs. authoritarianism. I think many still underestimate the threat to the republic.”
What does it mean to our democracy when a president abuses his power by using a Russian intelligence myth as a tool to pervert foreign policy into serving his personal interests?
What does it mean to our democracy when one party of legislators, who’ve been given factual evidence by reliable intelligence sources, deliberately amplify a Russian intelligence conspiracy myth to curry favor with that president?
What does it mean to our democracy when one party is selfishly committed to a morally treasonable path to protect their own political power?
Spreading the Putin’s Ukrainian myth is not a small, insignificant deed. The first action legislators must take is swearing to the Oath of Office, which, true to our founders’ fear of foreign interference, includes a prohibition against such entanglements prominently within its brief length:
“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God.”
It’s a simple question…
Minimal script for GOP legislators: I’m calling from [zip code] and I want to ask [Rep/Sen.] to answer one question. Does [Rep.__/Sen.__] affirm allegiance to American democracy as is required in his/her oath of office or to a president carrying out Russian actions for personal gain? The truth is now clear that it can only be one or the other.
Contact for all legislators:
Who is my representative/senator?: hq-salsa.wiredforchange.com