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Petition to Mitch McConnell, Charles E. Schumer, Mitt Romney, Chuck Grassley, Marco Rubio, Tim Scott, Rick Scott, Shelley Moore Capito, John Cornyn, James E. Risch, Roy Blunt, John Boozman, Mike Braun, Richard Burr, Bill Cassidy, Tom Cotton, Kevin Cramer, Steve Daines, Joni Ernst, Deb Fischer, Lindsey Graham, Cindy Hyde-Smith, James M. Inhofe, James Lankford, Mike Lee, Lisa Murkowski, Rob Portman, Mike Rounds, Richard C. Shelby, Dan Sullivan, Roger F. Wicker, Todd Young

Tell Sen. McConnell to strip Cruz (R-TX) and Hawley (R-MO) of their committee assignments.

Senator McConnell, Today you gave an impassioned speech in the well of the Senate asking for the members of your caucus to respect the will of the states, to respect the will of the people, and to respect the sanctity of law. You asked for your members to be part of the unity to bring our country back together during a painful and difficult year. You pleaded with your caucus to respect both “we the people” as well as respect your wishes as their leader. Two of your members stand out as Senators who neither respect you and your leadership nor the will of the States, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO). Based on the fact that they clearly have no respect for the will of the States and the people who represent them, as a result of their disrespect of you and your request to preserve our democracy, as a result of the chaos and lawlessness that they spurned that placed capital police, Members of Congress, and their staff in danger and fear, based on their disrespect for their oath to protect and defend the Constitution and what it represents, our Democracy, we request that in the 117th Congress you strip these two Senators of their committee assignments.  These members have disrespected our nation and no longer deserve to sit in any committee in any position of authority until they can prove once again that they respect the people and the government that those seats represent. Remove Senator Cruz and Hawley from all committee assignments!

Vets for America
1,310 supporters
Started 1 year ago

Petition to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Charles E. Schumer, Bernie Sanders

Petition To Demand Justice for 2021 U​.​S Capitol Insurrection

Petition To Demand Justice for 2021 U.S Capitol Insurrection  We, the American people, have watched too many acts of a fascist regime be passed off as ‘partisan’ politics. On September 29th 2020, when the president of the United States was asked to disavow white supremacist supporters and their violence in American cities during a presidential debate, Trump said “stand back and stand by”. Numerous reports have stated this was taken as a call to arms for white supremacist groups. On October 30th, we watched in horror as pro Trump supporters surrounded two Biden campaign buses on I-35 to force the Biden campaign to cancel it’s political rallies in Texas. If the clear acts of political physical intimidation never seen before in American history were not enough, the President of the United States retweeted a video of this act with the caption; “I love Texas”. Before the general election on November 3rd 2020, the president continued to spread baseless claims that the election would be stolen and urged his supporters to physically watch the polling booths. His supporters, nationwide, showed up at polling places armed with weapons and were intimidating voters. Once the election results were verified, Trump continued to spread baseless claims that the election was stolen. On January 3rd 2020, it was revealed that Trump called Georgia secretary of state Brad Raffensperger to give him votes to win Georgia ; All I want to do is this. I just want to find 11,780 votes, which is one more than we have. Because we won the state.” On January 6th 2020, there was a nationwide coup attempt which had been publicly planned for weeks prior. The United States Capitol building was stormed by pro trump supporters who were allowed into the Capitol building by members of Capitol police. Congresspeople and their staff were forced to shelter in place in their office as the Capitol building was invaded by Trump supporters who came equipped with zip ties to hold elected officials hostage and “murder the media” written on the doors of the Capitol building. DC Council tweeted that their initial request (around 3:38pm) for the National Guard to be deployed was denied by the Department of Defense and when the National Guard was approved to be deployed neither Trump nor the Department of Defense were cited in the approval decision. Officer Brian D. Sicknick was killed due to his injuries defending the Capitol building from protestors. 2 pipe bombs and a cooler of molotov cocktails were found near the Capitol building amidst the riot. In California, Washington (state), Oregon, Utah, Michigan, Georgia, Colorado, Minnesota and Arizona, pro trump supporters on January 6th 2020 surrounded state capitol buildings and in some cases caused state governors to flee their residences. Just because the acts were not on par to the events at the nation’s capital do not in any way lessen the reality of a coordinated nationwide coup d’etat. The President’s cabinet members are resigning in order to avoid the possibility of invoking the 25th amendment. For the American people, to rely solely on the hope of an impeachment trial to remove this possibility of another attempted coup d’etat in coming days is far too naive. We watched idly by as this administration and his supporters (citizens, military and Congresspeople) have so boldly stoked increasing amounts of fear into the American people. At the time of this writing, there are several reports that more attempts will be made in the final (legal) days of this administration; January 19th and 20th. We cannot wait and sit in apathy any longer. We cannot outsource hope that the same federal agencies that allowed for this to happen because of their loyalty to Trump will step in and fulfill their sworn oath to the American people. These Trump supporters were let into the Capitol building by Capitol police. The Department of Defense denied requests for the National Guard to protect elected officials. The collusion of members of the federal government with the administration’s attempt at a coup d’etat cannot be understated. We must clearly state our demands for these acts of domestic terror, treason and sedition be treated as such. Coups are not stopped by the intelligentsia or a select few but the governed population as a whole not giving their consent to be governed by a hateful regime. Do not let your fear in these times paralyze you, you must stand for each and every American citizen by fulfilling your civic duty to each other. Circulate this petition and demand your elected officials seek not their own politically diluted brand of justice but the legally defined acts of domestic terrorism, treason, and sedition that were commited on January 6th 2020. We must hold all conspirators and including the sitting President of the United States, Donald J. Trump, to justice. What are the charges? US Code Title 18 Chapter 115 Section 2381 ‘treason’: Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason and shall suffer death, or shall be imprisoned not less than five years and fined under this title but not less than $10,000; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States. US Code Title 18 Chapter 115 Section 2383 ‘rebellion or insurrection’. Whoever incites, sets on foot, assists, or engages in any rebellion or insurrection against the authority of the United States or the laws thereof, or gives aid or comfort thereto, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States. US Code Title 18 Chapter 115 Section 2384 ‘seditious conspiracy’. If two or more persons in any State or Territory, or in any place subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, conspire to overthrow, put down, or to destroy by force the Government of the United States, or to levy war against them, or to oppose by force the authority thereof, or by force to prevent, hinder, or delay the execution of any law of the United States, or by force to seize, take, or possess any property of the United States contrary to the authority thereof, they shall each be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than twenty years, or both.   US Code Title 18 Chapter 115 Section 2385 ‘advocating for the overthrow of government’. Whoever knowingly or willfully advocates, abets, advises, or teaches the duty, necessity, desirability, or propriety of overthrowing or destroying the government of the United States or the government of any State, Territory, District or Possession thereof, or the government of any political subdivision therein, by force or violence, or by the assassination of any officer of any such government; or Whoever, with intent to cause the overthrow or destruction of any such government, prints, publishes, edits, issues, circulates, sells, distributes, or publicly displays any written or printed matter advocating, advising, or teaching the duty, necessity, desirability, or propriety of overthrowing or destroying any government in the United States by force or violence, or attempts to do so; or Whoever organizes or helps or attempts to organize any society, group, or assembly of persons who teach, advocate, or encourage the overthrow or destruction of any such government by force or violence; or becomes or is a member of, or affiliates with, any such society, group, or assembly of persons, knowing the purposes thereof— Shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than twenty years, or both, and shall be ineligible for employment by the United States or any department or agency thereof, for the five years next following his conviction. If two or more persons conspire to commit any offense named in this section, each shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than twenty years, or both, and shall be ineligible for employment by the United States or any department or agency thereof, for the five years next following his conviction. As used in this section, the terms "organizes" and "organize", with respect to any society, group, or assembly of persons, include the recruiting of new members, the forming of new units, and the regrouping or expansion of existing clubs, classes, and other units of such society, group, or assembly of persons.   US Code Title 18 Chapter 115 Section 2386 ‘Registration of certain organizations’.  (A) For the purposes of this section: "Attorney General" means the Attorney General of the United States; "Organization" means any group, club, league, society, committee, association, political party, or combination of individuals, whether incorporated or otherwise, but such term shall not include any corporation, association, community chest, fund, or foundation, organized and operated exclusively for religious, charitable, scientific, literary, or educational purposes; "Political activity" means any activity the purpose or aim of which, or one of the purposes or aims of which, is the control by force or overthrow of the Government of the United States or a political subdivision thereof, or any State or political subdivision thereof; An organization is engaged in "civilian military activity" if: (1) it gives instruction to, or prescribes instruction for, its members in the use of firearms or other weapons or any substitute therefor, or military or naval science; or (2) it receives from any other organization or from any individual instruction in military or naval science; or (3) it engages in any military or naval maneuvers or activities; or (4) it engages, either with or without arms, in drills or parades of a military or naval character; or (5) it engages in any other form of organized activity which in the opinion of the Attorney General constitutes preparation for military action;   An organization is "subject to foreign control" if: (a) it solicits or accepts financial contributions, loans, or support of any kind, directly or indirectly, from, or is affiliated directly or indirectly with, a foreign government or a political subdivision thereof, or an agent, agency, or instrumentality of a foreign government or political subdivision thereof, or a political party in a foreign country, or an international political organization; or (b) its policies, or any of them, are determined by or at the suggestion of, or in collaboration with, a foreign government or political subdivision thereof, or an agent, agency, or instrumentality of a foreign government or a political subdivision thereof, or a political party in a foreign country, or an international political organization.   (B)(1) The following organizations shall be required to register with the Attorney General: Every organization subject to foreign control which engages in political activity; Every organization which engages both in civilian military activity and in political activity; Every organization subject to foreign control which engages in civilian military activity; and Every organization, the purpose or aim of which, or one of the purposes or aims of which, is the establishment, control, conduct, seizure, or overthrow of a government or subdivision thereof by the use of force, violence, military measures, or threats of any one or more of the foregoing. Every such organization shall register by filing with the Attorney General, on such forms and in such detail as the Attorney General may by rules and regulations prescribe, a registration statement containing the information and documents prescribed in subsection (B)(3) and shall within thirty days after the expiration of each period of six months succeeding the filing of such registration statement, file with the Attorney General, on such forms and in such detail as the Attorney General may by rules and regulations prescribe, a supplemental statement containing such information and documents as may be necessary to make the information and documents previously filed under this section accurate and current with respect to such preceding six months' period. Every statement required to be filed by this section shall be subscribed, under oath, by all of the officers of the organization. (2) This section shall not require registration or the filing of any statement with the Attorney General by: (a) The armed forces of the United States; or (b) The organized militia or National Guard of any State, Territory, District, or possession of the United States; or (c) Any law-enforcement agency of the United States or of any Territory, District or possession thereof, or of any State or political subdivision of a State, or of any agency or instrumentality of one or more States; or (d) Any duly established diplomatic mission or consular office of a foreign government which is so recognized by the Department of State; or (e) Any nationally recognized organization of persons who are veterans of the armed forces of the United States, or affiliates of such organizations. (3) Every registration statement required to be filed by any organization shall contain the following information and documents: (a) The name and post-office address of the organization in the United States, and the names and addresses of all branches, chapters, and affiliates of such organization; (b) The name, address, and nationality of each officer, and of each person who performs the functions of an officer, of the organization, and of each branch, chapter, and affiliate of the organization; (c) The qualifications for membership in the organization; (d) The existing and proposed aims and purposes of the organization, and all the means by which these aims or purposes are being attained or are to be attained; (e) The address or addresses of meeting places of the organization, and of each branch, chapter, or affiliate of the organization, and the times of meetings; (f) The name and address of each person who has contributed any money, dues, property, or other thing of value to the organization or to any branch, chapter, or affiliate of the organization; (g) A detailed statement of the assets of the organization, and of each branch, chapter, and affiliate of the organization, the manner in which such assets were acquired, and a detailed statement of the liabilities and income of the organization and of each branch, chapter, and affiliate of the organization; (h) A detailed description of the activities of the organization, and of each chapter, branch, and affiliate of the organization; (i) A description of the uniforms, badges, insignia, or other means of identification prescribed by the organization, and worn or carried by its officers or members, or any of such officers or members; (j) A copy of each book, pamphlet, leaflet, or other publication or item of written, printed, or graphic matter issued or distributed directly or indirectly by the organization, or by any chapter, branch, or affiliate of the organization, or by any of the members of the organization under its authority or within its knowledge, together with the name of its author or authors and the name and address of the publisher; (k) A description of all firearms or other weapons owned by the organization, or by any chapter, branch, or affiliate of the organization, identified by the manufacturer's number thereon; (l) In case the organization is subject to foreign control, the manner in which it is so subject; (m) A copy of the charter, articles of association, constitution, bylaws, rules, regulations, agreements, resolutions, and all other instruments relating to the organization, powers, and purposes of the organization and to the powers of the officers of the organization and of each chapter, branch, and affiliate of the organization; and (n) Such other information and documents pertinent to the purposes of this section as the Attorney General may from time to time require. All statements filed under this section shall be public records and open to public examination and inspection at all reasonable hours under such rules and regulations as the Attorney General may prescribe. (C) The Attorney General is authorized at any time to make, amend, and rescind such rules and regulations as may be necessary to carry out this section, including rules and regulations governing the statements required to be filed. (D) Whoever violates any of the provisions of this section shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than five years, or both. Whoever in a statement filed pursuant to this section willfully makes any false statement or willfully omits to state any fact which is required to be stated, or which is necessary to make the statements made not misleading, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than five years, or both.   US Code Title 18 Chapter 115 Section 2387 ‘affecting armed forces generally’. (a) Whoever, with intent to interfere with, impair, or influence the loyalty, morale, or discipline of the military or naval forces of the United States: (1) advises, counsels, urges, or in any manner causes or attempts to cause insubordination, disloyalty, mutiny, or refusal of duty by any member of the military or naval forces of the United States; or (2) distributes or attempts to distribute any written or printed matter which advises, counsels, or urges insubordination, disloyalty, mutiny, or refusal of duty by any member of the military or naval forces of the United States—   Shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both, and shall be ineligible for employment by the United States or any department or agency thereof, for the five years next following his conviction. (b) For the purposes of this section, the term "military or naval forces of the United States" includes the Army of the United States, the Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Navy Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve, and Coast Guard Reserve of the United States; and, when any merchant vessel is commissioned in the Navy or is in the service of the Army or the Navy, includes the master, officers, and crew of such vessel.   US Code Title 18 Chapter 115 Section 2388 ‘activities affecting armed forces during war’  (a) Whoever, when the United States is at war, willfully makes or conveys false reports or false statements with intent to interfere with the operation or success of the military or naval forces of the United States or to promote the success of its enemies; or Whoever, when the United States is at war, willfully causes or attempts to cause insubordination, disloyalty, mutiny, or refusal of duty, in the military or naval forces of the United States, or willfully obstructs the recruiting or enlistment service of the United States, to the injury of the service or the United States, or attempts to do so— Shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than twenty years, or both. (b) If two or more persons conspire to violate subsection (a) of this section and one or more such persons do any act to effect the object of the conspiracy, each of the parties to such conspiracy shall be punished as provided in said subsection (a). (c) Whoever harbors or conceals any person who he knows, or has reasonable grounds to believe or suspect, has committed, or is about to commit, an offense under this section, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both. (d) This section shall apply within the admiralty and maritime jurisdiction of the United States, and on the high seas, as well as within the United States.   Our demands  1. Special independent Prosecutor must be appointed to investigate the FBI’s/ DC police incompetence in protecting the Capitol building and government officials across America. US Code Title 18 Chapter 115 Section 2381 ‘treason’.  US Code Title 18 Chapter 115 Section 2387 ‘affecting armed forces generally’. US Code Title 18 Chapter 115 Section 2383 ‘rebellion or insurrection’. US Code Title 18 Chapter 115 Section 2384 ‘seditious conspiracy’. US Code Title 18 Chapter 115 Section 2385 ‘advocating for the overthrow of government’. US Code Title 18 Chapter 115 Section 2386 ‘Registration of certain organizations’. US Code Title 18 Chapter 115 Section 2388 ‘activities affecting armed forces during war’      2. Congress must expel each member of Congress who has encouraged white supremacist violence and has participated in attempts to stop the certification of the electoral college in accordance with Article I, Section 5, clause 2, of the US Constitution.  US Code Title 18 Chapter 115 Section 2383 ‘rebellion or insurrection’. US Code Title 18 Chapter 115 Section 2384 ‘seditious conspiracy’. US Code Title 18 Chapter 115 Section 2385 ‘advocating for the overthrow of government’. US Code Title 18 Chapter 115 Section 2386 ‘Registration of certain organizations’.       3. State legislatures must expel each member of their legislature who has encouraged white supremacist violence and has participated in attempts to stop the certification of the electoral college. US Code Title 18 Chapter 115 Section 2383 ‘rebellion or insurrection’. US Code Title 18 Chapter 115 Section 2384 ‘seditious conspiracy’. US Code Title 18 Chapter 115 Section 2385 ‘advocating for the overthrow of government’. US Code Title 18 Chapter 115 Section 2386 ‘Registration of certain organizations’.       4. Special joint investigation by homeland security, intelligence and armed services committee of the fbi, cia, national guard and all armed branches of government for their incompetence in protecting the Capitol building. Anyone who is found to be complicit in the treasonous acts must be tried for domestic terrorism, US misprision of treason and aiding the murder of a federal officer. US Code Title 18 Chapter 115 Section 2383 ‘rebellion or insurrection’. US Code Title 18 Chapter 115 Section 2384 ‘seditious conspiracy’. US Code Title 18 Chapter 115 Section 2385 ‘advocating for the overthrow of government’. US Code Title 18 Chapter 115 Section 2386 ‘Registration of certain organizations’. US Code Title 18 Chapter 115 Section 2388 ‘activities affecting armed forces during war’       5. President Trump must be  tried for sedition/treason along with all members of his cabinet. US Code Title 18 Chapter 115 Section 2381 ‘treason’.  US Code Title 18 Chapter 115 Section 2387 ‘affecting armed forces generally’. US Code Title 18 Chapter 115 Section 2383 ‘rebellion or insurrection’. US Code Title 18 Chapter 115 Section 2384 ‘seditious conspiracy’. US Code Title 18 Chapter 115 Section 2385 ‘advocating for the overthrow of government’. US Code Title 18 Chapter 115 Section 2386 ‘Registration of certain organizations’. US Code Title 18 Chapter 115 Section 2388 ‘activities affecting armed forces during war’        6. All conspirators should be tried under domestic terrorism with accordance of the 2001 Patriot Act. Destruction of public property as a charge is a mockery of the officer who died as a result of these conspirators’ acts. US Code Title 18 Chapter 115 Section 2381 ‘treason’.  US Code Title 18 Chapter 115 Section 2387 ‘affecting armed forces generally’. US Code Title 18 Chapter 115 Section 2383 ‘rebellion or insurrection’. US Code Title 18 Chapter 115 Section 2384 ‘seditious conspiracy’. US Code Title 18 Chapter 115 Section 2385 ‘advocating for the overthrow of government’. US Code Title 18 Chapter 115 Section 2386 ‘Registration of certain organizations’.   7. Congress members that do not condemn the acts of treason must be expelled from Congress in accordance with Article I, Section 5, clause 2, of the US Constitution. US Constitution Article 1 Section 5 Clause 2 ‘removal of members of Congress from office’  US Code Title 18 Chapter 115 Section 2387 ‘affecting armed forces generally’. US Code Title 18 Chapter 115 Section 2383 ‘rebellion or insurrection’. US Code Title 18 Chapter 115 Section 2384 ‘seditious conspiracy’. US Code Title 18 Chapter 115 Section 2385 ‘advocating for the overthrow of government’. US Code Title 18 Chapter 115 Section 2386 ‘Registration of certain organizations’  8. State governments that had insurrection, if any state senators do not publicly disavow the actions of the president and his conspirators they must be expelled from their positions in public office. US Code Title 18 Chapter 115 Section 2381 ‘treason’.  US Code Title 18 Chapter 115 Section 2387 ‘affecting armed forces generally’. US Code Title 18 Chapter 115 Section 2383 ‘rebellion or insurrection’. US Code Title 18 Chapter 115 Section 2384 ‘seditious conspiracy’. US Code Title 18 Chapter 115 Section 2385 ‘advocating for the overthrow of government’. US Code Title 18 Chapter 115 Section 2386 ‘Registration of certain organizations’.   9. Conspirators that invaded state capitols acted in conjunction with the nationwide coup that was attempted and they must be tried for domestic terrorism in accordance of the 2001 patriot act. US Code Title 18 Chapter 115 Section 2381 ‘treason’.  US Code Title 18 Chapter 115 Section 2387 ‘affecting armed forces generally’. US Code Title 18 Chapter 115 Section 2383 ‘rebellion or insurrection’. US Code Title 18 Chapter 115 Section 2384 ‘seditious conspiracy’. US Code Title 18 Chapter 115 Section 2385 ‘advocating for the overthrow of government’. US Code Title 18 Chapter 115 Section 2386 ‘Registration of certain organizations’.    The events of January 6th 2021 were acts of war against the US government by the sitting president and his loyalists. The American public demands swift and meaningful action against these conspirators. If they are treated anything less than acts of war, treason and terrorism to all of those involved then we are at risk for even worse. At the time of this writing, there are plans on parler and 4chan for marches on January 19th and January 20th by Trump supporters that will be nothing more than second and third attempts at a coup d’etat before the Biden administration is inaugurated. We must act fast in defense of each other as American citizens. We are not powerless against fascism!! This is how we defend black, indigenous, jewish, muslim, latinx and numerous other minority groups/populations who have had the explicit hate from this white supremacist regime. Sign this and encourage everyone else in your life to do the same. Send to your elected officials and do not allow any of them to dilute the severity of these acts on January 6th 2020 for the sake of political capital.         

Waj O.
439 supporters