J6 Committee Member Jamie Raskin Attacks Bedrock of Constitution as 'Danger' to American People

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Members of Congress swear to uphold the Constitution.

As part of the Jan. 6 Committee, Democratic members of Congress called the riot an “attack on democracy” and sought to smear any Republicans who dared to raise questions about the 2020 election as also “attacking democracy.”


Now, of course, trying to smear Republicans who raised questions or objected to electors was ridiculous, given that is provided for within the Constitution. But it was beyond hypocritical given Committee members like Raskin had themselves objected to accepting electors in the past.

Here he is objecting to accepting electors when President Donald Trump was elected.

Democrats had been objecting, casting doubt on elections, and denying them for at least two decades, as Raskin was doing here over the election of George W. Bush, who he called a “court-appointed” president.

Of course, Bush was not “court-appointed.” Bush won the Electoral College as did Trump, which under our constitutional system means they won, no matter how much the Democrats might whine about it.

But now, Jamie Raskin is attacking that very foundational bedrock of the Constitution: the Electoral College.

He’s not just saying he wants to do away with it, he’s saying it’s “dangerous to democracy” and the American people.


Well, I think that the Electoral College now, which has given us five popular vote losers as president in our history, twice in this century alone, has become a danger not just to democracy, but to the American people. It was a danger on January 6th, there are so many curving byways and nooks and crannies in the Electoral College, that there are opportunities for a lot of strategic mischief. We should elect the president, the way we elect governors, senators, mayors, representatives, everybody else, whoever gets the most votes wins.

He actually claimed that the Framers of the Constitution “didn’t have the benefit of the experience that we have lived, and we know that the Electoral College doesn’t fit anymore.”

Raskin is effectively now denying a fundamental part and specific design of our Constitution and principle of this country — that we are not a “pure democracy” where the mob controls, that we have the Electoral College on purpose so that populous states don’t dominate and dictate, and so that smaller states can be heard from. We are a “constitutional republic,” not a pure democracy precisely for that reason.

Raskin is saying that the specific design of our country is dangerous to us. Of course, what he means is it’s dangerous to the power of the Democrats and their control and the country being controlled by the populous states of New York and California, the coastal liberal elite. As we reported earlier, Democrats are doing all they can to push “voting rights” bills which aren’t about “rights” as much as they are about trying to ensure more Democratic control. That’s what it’s always about regarding the Democrats — ensuring their power.


So how is he upholding the Constitution when he’s out-and-out denying a very bedrock principle of it? Can we call him a “Constitution denier”?

Let’s review. The Democrats who like to claim that somehow Republicans are attacking democracy by wanting election safeguards or questioning the 2020 election, have attacked the Electoral College and want to do away with it, and have attacked the Supreme Court and want to pack it. Who are the ones attacking our Constitution and our founding principles? Hint: It isn’t the Republicans.


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