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On Tuesday, U.S. Congressman Matt Gaetz (FL-01) hosted a press conference along with 25 members of Congress following the introduction of a sense of Congress resolution stating that President Donald Trump did not engage in insurrection. The resolution is co-sponsored by 65 House members. A companion resolution has been introduced in the U.S. Senate this morning by Senator JD Vance (R-OH):

“We are here today to authoritatively express that President Trump did not commit an insurrection and we believe Congress has a unique role in making that declaration. It’s not the job of the States and especially not the job of some bureaucrats in Colorado to make this assessment and interfere with the rights of voters to cast their vote for the candidate of their choice. The very experts who often get on television and talk about securing democracy seem to be the first to want to then remove a candidate from the ballot because they are afraid that he is too popular…And now it’s time for members of the House and Senate to show where they stand on this question. We and the former president welcome and expect many more co-sponsors in the coming days and look forward to a floor vote,” Congressman Gaetz said at today’s press conference.

“From the President on down, Democrats are abusing our judicial system to disenfranchise millions of Americans and take Donald Trump off the ballot,” said Senator Vance. “It’s an incredibly dangerous precedent they’re setting – all based on a meritless legal theory about the application of the Fourteenth Amendment. It’s time for Congress to send a clear signal that their efforts will not succeed. The American people deserve the right to select our next president.”

The full video of Rep. Gaetz’s press conference can be found HERE. Additionally, Rep. Gaetz’s resolution can be found HERE and Sen. Vance’s resolution can be found HERE. The full list of original co-sponsors can be found HERE.

Author: Press Release


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