I Heard From My Congressman!

Well well; guess what?

I heard from my Congressman yesterday. Now not for a moment do I believe Congressman Bilirakis reads Toritto’ blog.  It was totally coincidence that he sent me an email yesterday; probably one he sent out to all his constituents who have contacted his office.

It is a long missive, the first portion of which he devotes to the arrival of a vaccine how quickly we got it.  Suddenly science is the good guy; the hero.  Not a word of criticism of the Great Leader blowing off the virus as a hoax.  Neither then or now.

He follows up talking of how hard he is working to get a Covid  relief bill.  Oh!  We must have one before year end.   Lots of wringing of hands as we face a monumental catastrophe as year end approaches and millions will face the loss of unemployment insurance and eviction notices.  Meanwhile I’m sure he voted against the relief bill approved by the House. He was working so hard he voted “no.”   Oh and he could drop a line to the odious Mitch McConnell.

Finally he gets to the meat – his choice to join the attempted coup, throwing out the votes of Georgia, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin.

“Another issue that garnered a great deal of attention last week was the question of election integrity. In one of the largest Presidential election turnouts, many Americans have been disturbed by multiple reports of voter irregularities and what some feel are unconstitutional changes to various states’ mail-in voting procedures. I believe it is important for all allegations of election irregularities to be thoroughly investigated and claims of unconstitutional conduct to be examined as quickly as possible so that the public can have confidence in the integrity and transparency of the voting process.

For this reason, I signed an amicus brief asking the United States Supreme Court to review and evaluate if the elections in contested states were conducted in accordance with constitutional requirements and to outline potential violations that need clarity.  In doing so, my goal was to help restore confidence in the fact that our electoral process is fair and transparent – both for this election and for the future. The brief did not address the legitimacy of claims of voter fraud, but rather asked the Court to examine whether our nation’s most fundamental document was upheld during the election. I felt it was necessary for impartial jurists to make this decision, especially given the fact that the electoral college will meet this coming week to select the next President of the United States. On Friday night, the United States Supreme Court declined to hear the case.  While I may not personally agree with the Justice’s final decision on this matter, our Constitution clearly outlines that the Supreme Court has the authority and jurisdiction to make these determinations, and I respect the process. Especially during challenging times, it is important for us to remember that what unites us as Americans-our unwavering commitment to the principles of liberty, justice and freedom for all- is far greater than any of our disagreements. The rule of law must always be prioritized. The bedrock of our Republic is the integrity of our electoral process – this is not a partisan principle. Once the courts have spoken, whatever the outcome, we must work together for the betterment of our citizens, community and country. This will be my focus as this year draws to a close.”

 

Oh I see!  You  didn’t really  want the Court to overturn the election result!  You  just wanted to make sure our elections were on the up and up to preserve our democratic institutions!  I’m sure the Texas Attorney General had the same goal.

Like I fell off the turnip truck yesterday,

About toritto

I was born during year four of the reign of Emperor Tiberius Claudius on the outskirts of the empire in Brooklyn. I married my high school sweetheart, the girl I took to the prom and we were together for forty years until her passing in 2004. We had four kids together and buried two together. I had a successful career in Corporate America (never got rich but made a living) and traveled the world. I am currently retired in the Tampa Bay metro area and live alone. One of my daughters is close by and one within a morning’s drive. They call their pops everyday. I try to write poetry (not very well), and about family. Occasionally I will try a historical piece relating to politics. :-)
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3 Responses to I Heard From My Congressman!

  1. beetleypete says:

    That all sounds like he knows full well he shot himself in the foot, Frank.
    Keep up the pressure, and he might even resign! 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. I tweeted your post yesterday. Maybe he saw and decided to contact Mr. Torrito. It sickens me that 3 Florida Rep. signed the coup attempt.

    Liked by 1 person

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