Sen Feinstein - Sedition is not ‘free speech’
I am a constituent and have voted for you and supported your elections in the past and have been an admirer of your career of service and leadership in San Francisco and the US Congress. However, your literal embrace (during COVID, no less) recently of Lindsey Graham, one of the prime collaborators in the destructive and chaotic Trump presidency/GOP-dominated Senate of these last several years, shocked me. And now, your characterization of the most seditious and incendiary Republican members of the Senate as exercising “free speech” frankly appalls me and every sensible person and constituent of yours I know. I want to make clear that lawmakers who participated in the dishonest attempt to overturn the election should face real consequences, starting with censure and removal from committee assignments, up to and including removal from Congress. Senators Hawley and Cruz attempted to subvert the will of the people, which is not the same as participating in a dialogue. If there are no sanctions, then the same tactics will be used again - possibly to greater loss of lives the next time. This entire Trump administration and the McConnell-GOP-dominated Senate of the last four years has been a long exercise in abuse of an entire nation, erosion of democracy, repeated betrayal of public office, corruption on an epic scale, malice towards the vulnerable, negligence, and gross misuse of public tax dollars. It boggles the mind that you, at this late hour in what almost became the last days of American democracy, would exercise such carelessness, lenience, and dereliction of your duty to Californians (all of us—those of us who voted for you and those who cannot vote or voted for someone else). You must resign so that Californians can seek a representative to the Senate who understands these perilous times, the dire situation our country is still in, and who will exercise the political will of the majority of us. Thank you.
First sent on January 20 by Susan
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