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Bergman must resign

To the editor:

Our Representative in Congress, Jack Bergman, must resign immediately. His actions on January 6 to perpetuate THE BIG LIE that the election was stolen and his votes to disenfranchise the voters of Arizona and Pennsylvania are a clear violation of his oath of office to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States and an act of sedition. The hypocrisy of his self-serving statement that the insurrectionists who stormed and desecrated the Capitol should be charged and prosecuted, while at the same time he was in the chamber of the House of Representatives voting to overturn the election of the next President in order to keep a clearly deranged, would be tyrant in office, shows Bergman to be a man without character and to be an embarrassment to the citizens of the First Congressional District. His claim that he was voting to assure election integrity is appalling as the real intention of his actions, and those of his many coconspirators, was clearly to throw doubt on the integrity of the election and undermine our democratic country.

Section 3 of the 14th Amendment to the Constitution reads as follows:

No person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress, or elector of President and Vice President, or hold any office, civil or military, under the United States, or under any State, who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress, or as an officer of the United States, or as a member of any State legislature, or as an executive or judicial officer of any State, to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof. But Congress may, by a vote of two-thirds of each House, remove such disability.

Bergman, who by his recent actions in support of the attempted coup, has engaged in sedition and insurrection against the United States and given aid and comfort to our enemies. He is no longer qualified to hold the position of Representative in Congress and must resign, take his carpet bags back to Louisiana, and let the citizens of the First District elect a person of integrity to represent us.

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