Daines and Rosendale should be removed from office

Monday, January 11, 2021


I am shocked at the events that unfolded in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 6. Our Capitol was assaulted by a seditious mob. Five people have died. Pipe bombs were found by the Capitol. Our Constitution and our legal system were damaged by these events.

But let’s not forget how this all started, President Trump for months has been spreading lies about the election. Despite losing 60 court cases, despite having no evidence of significant voter fraud and despite the fact that his opponent won by more than seven million votes, Trump continued to promote his false narrative that he won the election.

I hold Trump responsible for these deaths, damage to our Capitol, and more importantly the threat to our democracy. He needs to be held accountable.

However, I also hold Senator Steve Daines and Congressman Matt Rosendale responsible for the seditious events. In a sense, Daines and Rosendale are as culpable as Trump for the discretion of our democracy. They continued to spread the same lies even after the Capitol was attacked.

We should not forget that these men were attempting to overthrown a legal election and to disenfranchise American voters. I don’t say this lightly, but these men should be removed from office for violating their oath to protect our country and our Constitution.

George Wuerthner