Congresswoman releases 2,000-page report on GOP colleagues' social media posts promoting election fraud lies
A Democratic lawmaker from California quietly released a 2,000-page report that offered a compilation of disturbing social media posts shared by her Republican colleagues who voted in support of former President Donald Trump's fight to invalidate and undermine the Electoral College certification.
According to KPIX-5, Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) included a preparatory statement for the report as she revealed she'd requested her office staff to conduct research and gather social media posts to compile the material she presented.
"Any appropriate disciplinary action is a matter not only of the Constitution and law, but also of fact," Logfren wrote. "Many of former President Trump's false statements were made in very public settings. Had Members made similar public statements in the weeks and months before the January 6th attack? Statements which are readily available in the public arena may be part of any consideration of Congress' constitutional prerogatives and responsibilities."
She continued, "Accordingly, I asked my staff to take a quick look at public social media posts of Members who voted to overturn the 2020 presidential election."
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) echoed concerns that coincide with Logfren's report as she has insisted that "the enemy is within" their chamber of government.
In the report, Lofgren added, "Like former President Trump, any elected Member of Congress who aided and abetted the insurrection or incited the attack seriously threatened our democratic government."
"They would have betrayed their oath of office and would be implicated in the same constitutional provision cited in the Article of Impeachment," Lofgren added. "That provision prohibits any person who has previously taken an oath as a member of Congress to support the Constitution but subsequently engaged in insurrection or rebellion from serving in Congress."
Lofgren believes the social media posts she's gathered should be used "as evidence for potential punishments of these Congress members, including expulsion and any criminal charges stemming from the Capitol insurrection," CBS News reported.
"Statements which are readily available in the public arena may be part of any consideration of Congress' constitutional prerogatives and responsibilities," Lofgren wrote. "Accordingly, I asked my staff to take a quick look at public social media posts of Members who voted to overturn the 2020 presidential election."
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