The following article, House Republicans Who Opposed Electoral College Challenge are Now Opposing Trump’s Leadership Pick, was first published on Big League Politics.
Reps. Ken Buck (R-CO) and Chip Roy (R-TX) were two of the most dogged opponents of former president Donald Trump’s electoral college challenge against overwhelming voter fraud that happened last year.
Now, these two men are opposing President Trump’s pick for leadership.
Buck and Roy, two members of the House Freedom Caucus, repeatedly congratulated themselves as defenders of the Constitution after they were too cowardly to oppose election fraud in any meaningful way earlier this year.
“The current ploy by my Republican colleagues, to challenge the electors in one or more states, threatens the future of the electoral college. It lends credence to opponents’ arguments that this system overrides votes and tramples on the will of voters,” Buck wrote in an op/ed published by the Washington Post.
“The text of the Constitution is clear,” Roy wrote in a letter justifying his craven inaction. “States elect electors, Congress does not. Accordingly, our path forward is also clear. We must respect the states’ authority here. Though doing so may frustrate our immediate political objectives, we have sworn an oath to promote the Constitution above our policy goals. We must count the electoral votes submitted by the states.”
After rolling over to election fraud, Buck and Roy are now opposing President Trump’s leadership pick to depose Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY). Buck, who publicly stood with Cheney even after she turned her back on the Constitution to support an illegal impeachment proceeding, is going to nominate Roy to be third-in-command for the House GOP. Trump is not pleased by this news.
“Can’t imagine Republican House Members would go with Chip Roy—he has not done a great job, and will probably be successfully primaried in his own district. I support Elise, by far, over Chip!” Trump wrote, referring to his preferred leadership choice in Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY)
Big League Politics has reported on how Stefanik’s voting record is causing concern for conservative activists and groups:
“The Club for Growth is warning that Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY), a Trump favorite who is seen as a rising star in the Republican Party, would be a poor replacement for Cheney in House GOP leadership.
Stefanik sucked up to Trump by defending him during his sham impeachment hearings, but she was always a wolf-in-sheep’s-clothing pretender. She has a poor C- rating from Numbers USA, with only a 43 percent solid voting record on bills related to immigration.
Additionally, she co-sponsored the “Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act,” the deceptively-named green card giveaway to India. She voted against Trump’s national emergency declaration that provided essential funding for border security. Stefanik campaigned on amnesty for illegal aliens who arrived as minors (DREAMers) and ending family separation in 2018.
She also co-sponsored an Amnesty bill that would have given a pittance for border security in exchange for a DREAMer amnesty and restrictions on immigration enforcement. Stefanik called Trump’s detention policies “appalling” until she realized supporting them could help her career. She supports an expanded guest worker visa program that allows the agriculture industry to employ more foreign labor for a longer period of time. Stefanik also co-sponsored a bill to increase the number of green cards for Afghan refugees and opposed the travel ban and criticized the border wall as “not realistic.”.”
Even if Stefanik’s record is not up to snuff, Republicans deserve a leader who will not cower when it matters. Buck, a wolf-in-sheep’s-clothing fraud if there ever was one, won’t even stand for basic American values against a left-wing assault on the Bill of Rights. He is pushing a bill to give official monopoly power to Big Tech and the mainstream media at the present moment.
Republicans should reject Buck and Roy’s pathetic attempt to divert the GOP from a pro-MAGA “America First” party back into a globalist subsidiary of the Koch Network.
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Author: Shane Trejo
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