Hanover County Democratic Committee

Moving Hanover Forward

Action 2:

Hold Wittman accountable:

The horrific events in D.C. last week caused outrage across the world, but TAN readers are particularly dismayed by the complicity of our Congressman Rob Wittman. HDC members have repeatedly asked him to speak out against Trump inciting violence against us. Wittman has refused, even going to great lengths to promote the Big Lie, that there was widespread voter fraud through his signature on a Supreme Court case that, if successful, would have disenfranchised millions of voters, and his Quixotic challenge to other state’s certification of their election results.

In contrast, we were impressed with Senator Mitch Romney’s (R-UT) speech on Wednesday on the Senate floor when he said, “What happened here today was an insurrection, incited by the President of the United States. Those who choose to continue to support his dangerous gambit by objecting to the results of a legitimate, democratic election will forever be seen as being complicit in an unprecedented attack against our democracy. They will be remembered for their role in this shameful episode in American history. That will be their legacy.....The best way we can show respect for the voters who are upset is by telling them the truth. That is the burden and duty of leadership. The truth is that President-elect Biden won this election.” Rob Wittman failed the burden of leadership.

Tell Wittman (202-225-4261, 804-730-6595 or Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RobertJWittman/) we expect him to speak out, as Senator Mitt Romney has done, against Trump’s pattern of inciting violence against political opponents and telling his constituents the truth that the election of Joe Biden was fair and democratic. We should continue to demand his resignation, but there is a more likely route to his removal (see #3).