Opinion: Colton woman says Stefanik is complicit; vote Castelli
To the Editor:
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz mocked the January 6 hearings as a “Democratic National Convention.” Rep. Elise Stefanik imitates Trump in calling them a “witch-hunt.” I’ve never seen a Democratic convention where most speakers were Republicans who often said they had wanted Trump to be reelected. And why is Stefanik accusing fellow Republicans of participating in a “witch-hunt”?Simple: Neither Cruz nor Stefanik want you to watch the hearings.
Why would Stefanik not want you to watch? Simple: You would learn she lied on the night of January 6th when she justified not certifying the 2020 election by falsely claiming, “In Georgia, there was constitutional overreach when the secretary of state unilaterally and unconstitutionally gutted signature matching for absentee ballots, and in essence, eliminated voter verification required by state election law.”
Don’t believe it was a lie? Here’s the Wall Street Journal writing on December 31, 2020: “Georgia has counted its ballots three times, including once by hand. State officials say signatures are verified twice, first when voters apply for absentee ballots and again as they’re mailed back.” If this Republican-leaning newspaper could verify this, it would seem a Harvard graduate serving in Congress could have done so.
Stefanik did not want you to hear the Republican secretary of state she accused, Brad Raffensperger, testifying under oath that ballots in Georgia were counted three times, including a hand count, and that “all three counts were remarkably close.”
Nor would she want you to hear Raffensperger testify “every single allegation” was investigated and all were “false.” Zero underage voters voted in spite of unsupported claims. Instead of the “5000 dead voters” Trump claimed in the phone call to Raffensperger (which placed Trump in legal jeopardy), or the “10,315 dead voters” claimed in a lawsuit, there were actually four. Four.
She also would not have wanted you to hear Republican Arizona House Speaker Rusty Bowers testify how Trump’s right hand man, Rudy Giuliani, let it slip that they had a “lot of theories” but “didn’t have the evidence.” Nor should you hear how Bowers spoke of how it was only his solemn duty to God and country that keeps him speaking out in the face of terrifying threats of violence to his family, something described repeatedly by other elected officials and election workers as well.
Stefanik does not want you to know she is complicit. Vote for Matt Castelli.