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Wednesday, January 13, 2021

In a scathing resignation letter obtained by POLITICO, Jason Schmid, a longtime senior House Armed Services Committee staffer, slammed the GOP members of the panel who objected to President-elect Joe Biden's Electoral College win, particularly after a mob incited by Trump stormed the Capitol last Wednesday and left five people dead.



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"Anyone who watched those horrible hours unfold should have been galvanized to rebuke these insurrectionists in the strongest terms," Schmid wrote in a letter addressed to the committee's top Republican. "Instead, some members whom I believed to be leaders in the defense of the nation chose to put political theater ahead of the defense of the Constitution and the republic."

In his letter, Schmid said the GOP lawmakers "harmed the ability of every service member, intelligence officer, and diplomat to defend the nation and advance American interests." He said they "disregarded" American democratic ideals "for cynical political purposes."

You can read the letter here:

#1 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2021-01-13 08:54 AM | Reply

You almost find yourself congratulating him for doing the right thing and then you realize how morally bankrupt he must be that it had to come to this before he finally saw the light.

#2 | Posted by Hagbard_Celine at 2021-01-13 09:36 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#2 Right? We often say better late than never, but in so many ways it's already too late. I'd rather have these lone voices speaking out against the Big Lie instead of continuing to promote it, but you have to wonder what took them so long and what would have happened if the Democrats hadn't controlled the House. I think the GOP would have stolen the election from Biden by decertifying the EC in both chambers.

#3 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2021-01-13 09:43 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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