Congressman Tom Tiffany Has Dishonored the House of Representatives

Congressman Tom Tiffany, who represents the 7th Congressional District in Wisconsin, was first elected in a special election held in May 2020. He took the oath of office — swearing to defend and uphold the Constitution of the United States — soon thereafter. And he was re-elected on November 3, 2020. But he has since forfeited his right to be a member of the honorable House of Representatives and should not be allowed to return to Congress in January 2021.

When he signed an amicus brief supporting a Texas lawsuit that sought to overturn the November 2020 election and install Donald Trump in the presidency, he broke his oath of office.

As Speaker Pelosi wrote, "This lawsuit ... violates the principles enshrined in our American Democracy.  As the Pennsylvania Attorney General stated in a brief filed against this lawsuit, 'The Court should not abide this seditious abuse of the judicial process, and should send a clear and unmistakable signal that such abuse must never be replicated.'

"As Members of Congress, we take a solemn oath to support and defend the Constitution.  Republicans are subverting the Constitution by their reckless and fruitless assault on our democracy which threatens to seriously erode public trust in our most sacred democratic institutions... (Nancy Pelosi, Dec. 11, 2020).

Grassroots North Shore has opened a petition, to be sent to the House Speaker at the end of December, to voice our view that a person who publicly repudiates the votes and voters of his own Congressional District and the votes and voters of the state he serves does not belong in Congress. Please sign the petition.

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