Today, from Rep. Anne Wagner (r):
WAGNER STATEMENT ON THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE CERTIFICATION VOTE
Jan 4, 2021
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Ann Wagner (MO-02) released the following statement on the Electoral College Certification vote:
“On January 3, 2021, I took a solemn oath before God and Country to, ‘support and defend the Constitution of the United States.’ I have faith in our nation’s legal process, believe in the rule of law, and will always uphold that oath to support and defend the Constitution.
“Article II of the Constitution and the 12th Amendment are clear. The power to elect the President of the United States lies with the States and the People, not Congress. Specifically each State ‘shall appoint, in such Manner as the (State) Legislature thereof may direct, a Number of Electors’ and ‘the person having the greatest number of votes for President, shall be the President.’ It is time for Congress to count the electoral votes from each State and fulfill our Constitutional duty.
“I cannot and will not unconstitutionally insert Congress into the Presidential election in this manner. This would amount to stealing power from the People and the States. It would, in effect, replace the Electoral College with Congress, and strengthen the efforts of those who are determined to eliminate it or render it irrelevant.
“At this point, all States have certified their election results and electors and alleged irregularities have been taken to State and Federal court over five dozen times and rejected, even by judges appointed by President Trump.
“I even signed on to an amicus brief to the Supreme Court of the United States asking the Justices to examine the election changes made by several States and determine if they went beyond the scope of the Constitution’s State legislative requirements. The Supreme Court made a ruling and rejected the merits of our filing in an exceptionally expeditious manner.
“Although some States needlessly injected controversy into this year’s election by making last minute ballot changes and casting doubt over the management and integrity of their election process, that controversy must be decided either by the States themselves, or the Supreme Court. Both avenues have been tried, the legal process followed, and with that comes a finality that Congress and our nation must respect.
“While I may not like the outcome of the election, that does not mean I can, nor should I, try to usurp the powers of the individual States of our republic. To allow Congress to alter the decided outcome of the election would irreparably damage our system of government and defy the Constitution. It is for these reasons I will not support any objection to the certification of electoral college results.”
Apparently sedition is too much for some republican members of Congress.
Then again, right wingnuts on Twitter are another matter:
These irregularities have never been heard in our corrupt courts. They have merit but no standing means you have a case but we won’t hear it.
So it’s ok to tamper with voting? There needs to be someone to look out for us and if it’s not our elected representatives, who will?
Thank you for doing…your job?
RINOs like this only want to appease and fly under the radar. They think striking back at their party wins them favor with the so called moderate. It doesn’t. And she’s foolish.
good luck in your primary
Pass the popcorn.
Straddling the sedition fence.
I just read your statement on this Election Fraud.
Missourians hear you are OKAY with this Fraud.
The constituents who elected you, do not think this is OKAY & you need to follow @HawleyMO, do your Constitutional duty, & denounce this certification.
There is evidence of FRAUD.
You are a coward. This election was fraudulent and it’s your job to protect the process from fraud. This isn’t about inserting Congress into the process. This is about protecting the vote from fraud.
Buh-bye Ann!! You and many other weak politicians won’t EVER get my vote again!! The day calls for bravery and you clearly have none!!
You are aware the Constitution provides for this right? It’s called “checks and balances”. I hope you get primaried
Well, if you live in the district, go ahead, knock yourself out.
You’re on the wrong side of this fight.
Supporting the fraud makes you complicit and a traitor to those of us who elected you.
No, seriously, tell us how you really feel.
so fraud is ok with you ?
I read your statement. If you do not stand up against election fraud you are condemning the constitution not following it. Do you damn job and stop being a coward. You will be dealt with in the primaries if you shirk your constitutional duties you swore to uphold.
Sounds a mite bit touchy there.
You are a failure as a representative of the People. With so much event fraud and massive irregularities, you turn a blind eye the very system of law and the Constitution you allegedly support. You would allow the criminals of the Democratic Party steal what is rightfully ours.
Shame on you…you will be out of office soon…
Glad didn’t vote for you last time around. Coward.
Very disappointed in your stance. I live in Wildwood Mo and will actively help the republicans to primary you. You have done nothing the entire time you’ve been in public office. You could have when the country needed you.
Support the Constitution or get out. Who’s paying you? Who owns you? You are there to uphold the Constitution on behalf of others. Share your bribe, b!tch.
Baskets of deplorables.
Weak sauce Ann. I’ve supported you but felt you weren’t strong. I will no longer support you. If you cannot see with your own eyes the degree of election manipulation, that tells me you’re looking out for someone other than the people and our Republic. Very disappointed in you.
Bye bye. Enjoy your last term.
Hey rep Ann you know what irreparably damages our government? A stolen election. You are on the wrong side of history. Your time in congress will be short
[says the account with a troll avatar]
Shame on you. Enjoy your time in Congress because you will never get elected again. #WeWillNEVERForget
How is it possible for someone to be this stupid? I’m gobsmacked at your horrific stupidity. Objecting would cause irreparable damage? Are you f*cking joking?! And accepting criminal election fraud won’t?! You are yet ANOTHER obscenely corrupt 3rd world banana republic politician
Supporting and verifying criminal election fraud CAUSES IRREPARABLE DAMAGE TO OUR COUNTRY. TO DEMOCRACY. TO OUR CONSTITUTION. TO OUR LAWS. Fighting against it is vital to protecting our country. How in the holy hell are you this f*cking stupid?
I can only conclude either you are horrifyingly stupid or you are owned. How much did Dominion pay you? How much did China pay you? I simply cannot believe someone can be so horrendously stupid as to think accepting criminal election fraud is good for the country
Your career is over.
How very disappointing to read this.
With this statement (and after just voting for you again, and many times before), there will be no “next time”. You’ve given up, and gave in. How can I stand for you, if you will not stand for our Constitution, and fair elections? I cannot.
NOT GOOD. The People will remember what a coward you are.
You are a psychological experiment at this point. I’m sincerely concerned for your mental health. One question – do you believe accepting criminal election fraud will sh*t rainbows and unicorns on this country?
Is that performance art?
Your complete trash. Most Missourians were so proud of Josh Hawley. We know who the real traitors are to our republic! You Anne, are one of them. You need to resign or go to prison.
Really, pass the popcorn.
The constitution allows exactly what will on the 6th. The people in this country know their votes were stolen. No court allowed the presentation of evidence. It will happen on the 6th. Those who do not represent the Trump voters are traitors and their political careers are over.
It’s a sad state of affairs when overwhelming evidence of electoral fraud is ignored by the very people we entrust to defend it. Seven states have submitted disputed electoral votes, because of this overwhelming evidence. You choose to kick the can down the road? ByeBye GOP.
I think you will be looking for a new job in 2 years, MS Wagner. I am not from Missouri; I think Josh Hawley has a great abundance of courage and doesn’t back down from what is right. You have watched President Trump badgered for the last 4 years and you don’t have the nerve.
Not from Missouri, eh?
You don’t even care what your voters think. Your a republican and most republicans believe there is Fraud. You are a FRAUD and will lose . You will go down in history as a LOSER/ your not alone on the soon to be island of forgotten traitors.
That’s right next door the Island of Never Learned Grammar.
Your analysis of the constitution and facts about the election are completely wrong. You have gone on record with your mistake and will not listen to further reason or evidence in chambers. Only one conclusion is left, you will be VOTED-OUT!
57% of Missouri voted for Trump!
There’s no accounting for taste.
Another RINO that chooses to not only accept a fraudulent election in those 6 states, but also doesn’t advocate for an audit commission to investigate the fraud that occurred in the Presidential election.
You will be primaried in 2022, Ms. Wagner.
I’m a Missourian and can’t wait to help end your career
Uh, too late?
Did you read and listened to all of the evidence? There was MASSIVE FRAUD!!!!!!!!!
You can kiss your political career goodbye
It is also your duty to protect our votes. So even in the face of blatant voter fraud you are going to stand down. Then there is no reason to vote for you again if you believe it’s ok to let it be stolen away.
You may not like your when your term is done. Your term is complete it’s time for you to go. You going against what We The People want. This election was stolen
You’re traitor !!
Your political career is over soon.
You suck! Remember, your political career lies in OUR hands and without helping President Trump, you’ll be gone in a heartbeat.
Primary this swamp coward.
You helped build this, Ann.
Fascist is as Fascist does (January 1, 2021)