May 6, 2021

Grant County Herald

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Disgraced Rep. Fischbach should resign

BY  C. A. RAY

Editor

Just three days after Representative Michelle  Fischbach swore an oath to defend the United States Constitution from all enemies, foreign and domestic, she violated that oath by lending aid and comfort to an insurrectionist mob through her vote to overturn the results of a free and fair American election.

In her first substantive vote as a United States Representative, Minnesota’s new 7th District Representative Michelle Fischbach embarrassed herself, and her district, by joining 146 other Representatives voting to  not certify the Electoral Votes of a number of states. Or, in effect, to overturn the results of the Nov. 3 Presidential Election.

That’s right, Rep. Fischbach, after witnessing the unprecedented attempted coup by a group of thugs, spurred on by the outgoing President of the United States, Wednesday afternoon, still felt it was important to show her support for President Trump by supporting his totally unsubstantiated claim that the election was stolen from him. 

In her first big action as a Representative, she showed tacit support for the rioters, who broke into the people’s House, damaged and stole government property, who proudly paraded the Confederate flag though the halls of the nation’s capital. Five were also killed as a result of the riot.

She committed this unconstitutional act because she is afraid of losing the support of the Trumpsters who put her in power. Yes, President Trump won the 7th District by a landslide, but if Rep. Fischbach is relying on that support to be reelected, she is trading patriotism for political expediency. She is not representing the hardworking farmers, and small-business owners of Minnesota’s 7th District. She is representing the extreme right wing of the Republican party which is perfectly willing to commit a crime to keep Trump in power. Worse, she is representing the rioters who tried to bring down Congress.

Rep. Fischbach should apologize to the people of Minnesota’s 7th District, and resign.