Jim Graeve, St. Joseph
One hundred twenty-six Republican Congress people signed off on the Texas attorney general’s lawsuit to overthrow the election of the U.S. Presidential Election in four states: Wisconsin, Georgia, Pennsylvania and Michigan.
Our District 6 Congressman Tom Emmer was one of them! Why?
Fear! Fear of being on President Trump’s “Enemies’ List!” Emmer has one of the safest congressional districts in Minnesota, if not in the nation.
Thank God, the U.S. Supreme Court refused, on a stand of 9-0, to take up the lawsuit. Even President Trump’s three new appointees did NOT side with the Texas attorney general.
President-elect Joseph Biden often says he intends to be president of all the people, even those who did not vote for him. I wish my Congressman Emmer had the same belief. I feel Emmer does not represent me in using his powerful voice to speak “Truth to Power.”
President Trump calls the press “the enemy of the people,” thus weakening our First Amendment right of free speech. Congressman Emmer says nothing.
President Trump plays down the COVID-19 virus! Emmer is mum.
When White-nationalist racists attacked peaceful protesters in North Carolina, the president talked about “good people on both sides,” and Emmer was silent.
Perhaps Emmer is sending signals this is his last term as a congressman. Otherwise, why would he not recognize, publicly, the election of President-elect Joe Biden, confirming that fact on radio and TV, in newspapers?
You cannot be for “We the People” and remain silent when 70 million-plus voters choose a new president.
If Tom Emmer does not retire in two years, the Republican Party has a choice and responsibility to put up a candidate who is not afraid to speak “Truth to Power” and give us a voice in Congressional District 6!