Thursday, November 25, 2021

Who in the #NCGA Wants To Overthrow the Constitution of the US?


Quoting the lede by Will Doran and Brian Murphy: "More than 30 Republican state lawmakers in North Carolina and South Carolina signed onto a new letter that backs false claims about the 2020 elections and pushes for the whole country to copy a widely discredited type of election audit that Arizona recently attempted. The letter goes on to suggest that the 2020 election results should be overturned and Democratic President Joe Biden ousted from office" (emphasis added).

Three North Carolina state senators and 13 members of the NC House signed the letter. The list was first published on Twitter by Arizona state Sen. Wendy Rogers (who apparently wrote the letter and solicited the signatures).

Here's the list of these North Carolina notables who are still more than willing to please Trump and overturn the 2020 election by fiat:

Sen. Ted Alexander -- from Cleveland County. He ran for US Senate in 2014

Sen. Wayne Sasser -- Stanley County pharmacist

Sen. Bob Steinburg
Sen. Bob Steinburg -- representing a coastal district. Shortly after January 6th, Steinburg made waves declaring that Trump should declare martial law, suspend habeas corpus, and start rounding up his enemies, the people of the Deep State who were supposedly stealing the presidency from Trump, including, by the way, Chief Justice John Roberts. "Let’s take a look at [him]," Steinburg told WRAL. "Somebody's got something" on Roberts and, as evidence, Steinburg averred that "a lot of retired FBI and CIA agents live in his district and have told him so."

Rep. Jay Adams -- from Catawba County

Rep. Mike Clampitt -- from Bryson City. Outed in October as secretly a member of Oath Keepers

Rep. Edward Goodwin -- represents a coastal district

Rep. Bobby Hanig -- from the coastal region. Hanig was part of the vigilante posse of NC House members who put the Durham County Board of Elections on notice in October that he and other members of the Freedom Caucus would be coming through their doors very soon and that they would be wanting to inspect the innards of Durham County voting equipment for any illegal modems which they claim is the source of most North Carolina voting fraud.

Rep. Kelly Hastings -- represents Cleveland and Gaston counties

Rep. Keith Kidwell -- He leads the far-right House Freedom Caucus whose members include nearly half of the Republicans in that chamber, and which has been pushing unsuccessfully to inspect the innards of North Carolina voting equipment because he knows there was fraud somewhere if he could just find it.

Rep. Donnie Loftis
Rep. Donnie Loftis -- recently appointed to his Gaston County seat. He was at the Capitol during the Jan. 6 attack on Congress, although he hasn’t been charged with any crimes related to that day. Loftis initially wrote on social media that he “got gassed three times and was at the entrance when they breached the door,” the News & Observer reported, but later told WRAL-TV that “I had absolutely zero involvement in the rioting and categorically condemn the storming of our Capitol building that day.”

Rep. Jeff McNeely -- from Iredell Couny. He was the leader of the posse of Freedom Caucus members who threatened to force they way into the Durham County elections office in October.

Rep. Tim Moffitt -- active member of ALEC who represents Hendersonville and who in 2012 introduced a bill to seize Asheville's water system for private profit

Rep. Larry Pittman -- of course he did!

Rep. Michael Setzer -- from Catawba County

Rep. Harry Warren -- from Rowan County 

Rep. Sam Watford -- from Davidson County

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