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Petition to Mike Garcia

Rep. Mike Garcia (CA-25) must recant his support for Trump, or Resign.

This past week, Congressman Mike Garcia (CA-25) joined an unprecedented challenge to the Electoral Count mounted by 140 Republican House members and 12 Republican Senators to object to the results of the 2020 Election in the states of Arizona and Pennsylvania, on the basis that they were not "regularly given," despite numerous State and Federal Court Rulings to the contrary.ArtII.S1.C2 of the United States Constitution--which Rep. Mike Garcia has sworn to uphold--explicitly states each state is entitled to appointed electors according to their own laws, so as Federal Representative, he lacks legal standing to object. Instead, he claims to be ostensibly fulfilling his "duty to protect the rights of the men and women of California's 25th District." He won reelection of this hotly contested district by a mere 333 votes precisely because moderate Republicans.His continued defense of these baseless and blatantly false claims were a major contributing factor to the unprecedented storming of the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021, which led to the deaths of five people, including a Capitol Hill Police Officer, Brian Sicknick, who died of his injuries after being bludgeoned with a fire extinguisher by a pro-Trump mob. This act was denounced as an act of domestic terrorism by GOP Spokesman Michael Ahrens, Rep. Will Hurd (R) (TX-23), among others. Additionally, Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE) reported to Hugh Hewitt that senior White House aides told him that President Trump encouraged the violence and was 'delighted' and 'excited'. Given the fact that he has given ideological cover for what his own Republican colleagues have called an act of domestic terrorism, I believe he has violated his Oath of Office, in which he is required to uphold the "Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic." I believe that by his actions, he has violated the spirit of this oath, and several Americans are dead because of it. I believe this to be moral cowardice in the face of a grave threat to our democracy. As a resident, a voter, and a registered Republican of his District, whose rights he claims to protect by this action, I am asking him to publicly recant his previous support for Trump, publicly recant his opposition to the Electoral Count in Pennsylvania and Arizona, and publicly apologize to his constituents for using their reputation to defend this unprecedented action, or resign.

Kevin de Bree
81 supporters