January 17, 2021

WEAC Calls on U.S. Representatives Tom Tiffany, Scott Fitzgerald to Resign

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WEAC has joined calls for U.S. Representatives Tom Tiffany, R-Minocqua, and Scott Fitzgerald, R-Juneau, to resign immediately after putting America’s democracy in danger by objecting to certifying the electoral votes for President-elect Joe Biden, even after the insurrection by President Donald Trump’s supporters at the U.S. Capitol.

“The two representatives failed their constitutional duty,” WEAC President Ron Martin said. “The conspiracy theories they fostered set the stage for an unprecedented attack on our democracy. We lost five American lives, and not only have they failed to apologize but they seem willfully ignorant of their role in the attack.”

Fitzgerald and Tiffany chose to back Trump over America, Martin said. “It is a stain they will never wipe from their records,” he said. “However, we can rid ourselves of them and the embarrassment they represent to our state. They used repeatedly debunked conspiracy theories they knew would be dangerous. They gambled America’s future for their political gain.”

If Tiffany and Fitzgerald do not resign, WEAC supports the call for Congress to invoke Section 3 of the Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution to remove them from office. The passage states, “No person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress, or elector of President and Vice-President, or hold any office, civil or military, under the United States, or under any state, who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress, or as an officer of the United States, or as a member of any State legislature, or as an executive or judicial officer of any State, to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof. But Congress may by a vote of two-thirds of each House, remove such disability.”

“The actions that were taken by so many in the Republican Party, Trump’s Republican Party, have placed lives and our democracy in danger,” Martin said. “Those who aid or abet those who endanger our democracy, in any way, should have no role in it. The lies they have promoted have caused us to lock down our Capitols in Washington, DC, as well as in Madison. Representatives Tiffany and Fitzgerald are co-conspirators in the largest domestic attack on our nation’s Capitol in our history. Their behavior cannot be swept under the rug.”