Republican Representative Matt Gaetz is urging his colleagues in Congress to support a resolution affirming that Donald Trump had no involvement in the rebellion that took place on January 6 during the breach of the Capitol. This resolution, if passed, could essentially absolve him from any wrongdoing as recorded in the official Congressional records.
The resolution’s copy indicates that it is currently enjoying the backing of 27 initial co-sponsors. Attempts are currently being made to secure further support from Republican seats in the House.
The letter emphasized the stance of the House of Representatives that Trump, who was president at the time, “did not engage in insurrection or rebellion against the United States, or give aid or comfort to the enemies thereof.” The Daily Mail was solely responsible for obtaining the resolution.
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An email transmitted by Gaetz’s team to various GOP representatives stated, “You are receiving this email because your boss endorsed President Trump, and we would love to have your support as an original cosponsor before we send the resolution and the list of sponsors to the former President.”
“This resolution is a no-brainer – controversial only to the most extreme of the far-left – and a statement of fact that every single Republican can be expected to support,” the statement further asserted.
“If the left has the courage to interfere in our elections and weaponize the judicial system against our brethren, we must have the courage to express what is self-evident.”
Some signified they would not sign on to the effort.
“Yeah, we’re definitely not signing that,” revealed a senior staff member from a GOP office who got the email, as reported by DailyMail.
There is ample evidence to support the fact that Gaetz has consistently and strongly advocated for Trump. Gaetz has consistently advocated for and supported Trump’s ideas and actions, both during his tenure as president and in the post-presidential period.
Gaetz’s unwavering allegiance to Trump is apparent in his explicit declarations, online presence, and active participation in Trump’s rallies. As a result of this connection, Gaetz has emerged as a key figure within the faction of the Republican Party that is affiliated with Trump.
According to The Daily Mail:
The original co-sponsors of the legislation are largely from the right wing of the Republican conference, from Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene, Ga., and Andy Biggs, Ariz., to Kelly Armstrong, who is now running for North Dakota governor, and Gary Palmer, Ala., the House Republican’s policy chair.
If the resolution goes to the floor, it could once again force Republicans to go on the record about whether or not they pledge fealty to former President Donald Trump and his efforts to overturn the 2020 election – which he is under indictment for.
Republicans already went on record in the House in 2021 when 10 of them joined Democrats to vote to impeach Trump over his role in the January 6 Capitol riot.
Only Reps. David Valadao, Calif., and Dan Newhouse, Wash., survived the 2022 midterms after Trump prompted retaliatory primary challenges to the other eight Republicans who voted to impeach him.
The resolution is making the rounds fresh off Trump’s decisive primary victory over Nikki Haley in New Hampshire.
Gaetz, a staunch ally of former President Trump, was in the Granite State campaigning with the former president.
In a 8-0 decision, the Illinois Elections Board has determined to retain former President Trump on the primary ballot of the state. The judgment was made shortly before the U.S. Supreme Court’s scheduled hearing on whether Trump’s statements regarding the January 6 Capitol intrusion render him ineligible to be president.
Although a former judge and GOP hearing officer alleged that there is a “preponderance of the evidence” indicating that Trump is disqualified from running for president because of a constitutional prohibition on anyone who have participated in rebellion, the board has chosen to leave the final ruling to the judiciary.
“Republican Judge Clark Erickson advised the board to reject the complaint against Trump raised by the voters, citing that according to Illinois Supreme Court precedent, the Elections Board is barred from performing the “significant and sophisticated constitutional analysis” required for a decision,” Trending Politics News reported.
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However, Erickson noted that if the board held a different view on the matter of jurisdiction, he was of the opinion that they should then remove Trump from the primary ballot.
“The evidence shows that President Trump understood the divided political climate in the United States,” Erickson asserted, continuing by alleging that Trump “exploited that climate for his own political gain by falsely and publicly claiming the election was stolen from him, even though every single piece of evidence demonstrated that his claim was demonstrably false.”
The US Supreme Court is set to consider Trump’s challenge of a Colorado verdict that deemed him disqualified for the office of president. This case represents the inaugural instance in which the Supreme Court would deliberate on Section 3 of the 14th Amendment, which was ratified in 1868 with the intention of prohibiting former Confederates from assuming public positions.