Dear Colleague on Republicans’ Desperate Attacks on Our Democracy

December 11, 2020
Press Release

Dear Democratic Colleague,

At a time when the pandemic is ravaging our country, we must all come together to crush this virus.  Up until now, the President has refused to lead our country in that way and now more than 15 million Americans have been infected and nearly 300,000 killed – more Americans than died in combat in World War II.   It is imperative that our nation comes together to protect the lives and livelihoods of the American people.  Instead, Republicans are engaged in election subversion that imperils our democracy. 

This week, 126 House Republicans, nearly two-thirds of the GOP Conference, signed onto an extreme partisan lawsuit demanding that the will of voters in four states – Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin – be overturned and that the Electoral College votes be awarded to Donald Trump.

This lawsuit is an act of flailing GOP desperation, which 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, and to set back our progress on the urgent challenges ahead.

Thank you for your patriotism.