To Senators attempting to overturn state electoral results in states that voted for Biden/Harris:
Your challenge is dangerous—you are attempting to overthrow the government of the United States.
Your challenge is discriminatory—you are attempting a massive disenfranchisement of select voters in select states that voted for the Biden/Harris ticket.
Your challenge is elitist—you assert that your preference must be respected while state results and voter preferences must be ignored.
Your challenge is hypocritical—you voted against impeachment, saying “let the people decide,” but are now attempting to void their decision.
Senators of both parties must stand up together on January 6th to overwhelmingly defeat the overthrow attempt and then repair the damage done to the Senate and nation.

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