Reader's View: Stauber betrayed his oath of office
Stauber failed to meet his oath and should resign.
Congressman Pete Stauber should resign. He took an oath and solemnly swore to support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic. He promised to bear true faith and allegiance to the same. “I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion, and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God,” are words in the oath of office.
Supporting a baseless suit filed by Attorney General Ken Paxton of Texas, who has been indicted for illegal activities, that would have disenfranchised hundreds of thousands of votes, and to reject an election outcome were in no way “defending the Constitution,” no matter how you try to spin it.
I voted absentee. The Texas suit not only attempted to disenfranchise the people in Michigan, Georgia, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania, but also Minnesota. Rejecting the outcome of the election would disenfranchise the entire nation.
This is not fun and games. This was not Stauber merely trying to show he is “Trump enough.” Nor was it a means to incite Trump supporters to contribute campaign donations. This is serious; this is our democracy at risk.
Many voters may forget what Stauber did by the next election, but many will not forget that he chose personal gain over defending the Constitution.
Stauber can think about what he did. He failed to meet his oath and should resign.