American citizens and businesses depend on the protections of the rule of law and our democracy. They also donate to candidates. Let's get a movement going to #DefundTheSeditionists. Thread follows to help you identify who pressure your employer to pull their support from:
1/ Here's a list of the Members of Congress who signed onto the Amicus Brief to throw out the results in GA, PA, WI, MI.…
2/ Here's the list of the 121 members who voted "Yea" to throw out the results of the Arizona election AFTER terrorists stormed the Capitol to do the same.…
3/ Here's the list of the 138 members (yes, it went up!) who voted "Yea" 3 hours later to throw out the results of the Pennsylvania election.…
4/ Now let's parse a bit. Here is a list of the #SeditionCaucus. Those members with three strikes. Signed onto Amicus brief, voted to throw out Arizona results and voted to throw out Pennsylvania results. There are 81 of them so this may take a few tweets.
5/ #SeditionCaucus, ranked by seniority:

Kevin McCarthy, CA-23
Steve Scalise, LA-1
Ken Calvert, CA-42
Bob Aderholt, AL-4
Sam Graves, MO-6
Joe Wilson, SC-2
Michael Burgess, TX-26
Mario Diaz-Balart, FL-25
Mike Rogers, AL-3
Louie Gohmert, TX-1

6/ #SeditionCaucus, part 2

Jim Jordan, OH-4
Adrian Smith, NE-3
Blaine Lutkemeyer, MO-3
Bill Posey, FL-8
Tim Walberg, MI-7
Mo Brooks, AL-5
Rick Crawford, AR-1
Scott DesJarlais, TN-4
Jeff Duncan, SC-3
Chuck Fleischman, TN-3
Bob Gibbs, OH-7

7/ #SeditionCaucus, part 3

Morgan Griffith, VA-9
Andy Harris, MD-1
Vicky Hartzler, MO-4
Bill Johnson, OH-6
Mike Kelly, PA-16
Billy Long, MO-7
Steven Palazzo, MS-4
Daniel Webster, FL-11
Richard Hudson, MD-8
Doug LaMalfa, CA-1

8/ #SeditionCaucus, part 4

Markwayne Mullin, OK-2
Scott Perry, PA-10
Tom Rice, SC-7
Jackie Walorski, IN-2
Randy Weber, TX-14
Roger Williams, TX-25
Jason Smith, MO-8
Rick Allen, GA-12
Brian Babin, TX-36
Mike Bost, IL-12
Buddy Carter, GA-1

9/ #SeditionCaucus, part 5

Jody Hice, GA-10
Barry Loudermilk, GA-11
Gary Palmer, AL-6
David Rouzer, NC-7
Lee Zeldin, NY-1
Trent Kelly, MS-1
Jodey Arrington, TX-19
Jim Banks, IN-3
Jack Bergman, MI-1
Andy Biggs, AZ-5
Ted Budd, NC-13
Neal Dunn, FL-2

10/ #SeditionCaucus, part 6

Matt Gaetz, FL-1
Clay Higgins, LA-3
Mike Johnson, LA-4
John Rutherford, FL-4
Ron Estes, KS-4
Ralph Norman, SC-5
Debbie Lesko, AZ-8
Michael Cloud, TX-27
Kevin Hern, OK-1
Jim Baird, IN-4
Tim Burchett, TN-2
Ben Cline, VA-6

11/ #SeditionCaucus, part 7

Russ Fulcher, ID-1
Lance Gooden, TX-5
Mark Green, TN-7
Michael Guest, MS-3
Jim Hagedorn, MN-1
John Joyce, PA-13
Carol Miller, WV-3
Guy Reschenthaler, PA-14
John Rose, TN-6
Greg Steube, FL-17
William Timmons, SC-4

12/ #SeditionCaucus, part 8

Jeff Van Drew, NJ-2
Ron Wright, TX-6
Dan Bishop, NC-9
Tom Tiffany, WI-7
13/ Parsing further, we have the #CYACaucus. These are the members who signed onto the Amicus brief, gave hope to the mobs that you can overturn the will of a democratic electorate but then didn't vote on the floor to do the same. There are 22 of them.
14/ If you want the list of this group LMK but they are easy to spot. They are the ones on TV right now trying to look statesmanlike and unload their sins. Thus, the #CYACaucus
15/ Now the #ALittleLateForWisdomCaucus. This is the group that voted to reject the AZ ballots AFTER the Capitol was stormed, then thought better of that decision and voted against rejecting the PA ballots:

Jake LaTurner, KS-2
16/ That's it. Seriously. With everything that happened there was only one member who thought maybe they should get right with our democracy after everything that happened.
17/ Now to the @WTFCaucus. These were the members who didn't vote to overturn the AZ results but then did vote to overturn the PA results 2 hours later. This is the group that looked at the mobs and violence and thought "I better get on these guys good side before I go home"
18/ There are remarkably, 18 members in the #WTFCaucus. This is why "only" 57% of the @HouseGOP voted to reject Arizona but 65% voted to overturn PA 3 hours later. So as with the prior, this is gonna take a few tweets.
19/ #WTFCaucus, part 1

Virginia Foxx, NC-5
Robert Wittman, VA-1
Glenn Thompson, PA-15
Alex Mooney, WV-2
Elise Stefanik, NY-21
David Kustoff, TN-8
Dan Meuser, PA-9
Greg Pence, IN-6 (the VP's brother!)
Fred Keller, PA-12
Greg Murphy, NC-3

20/ #WTFCaucus, part 2
Steve Chabot, OH-1
David Schweikert, AZ-6
Chris Stewart, UT-2
Garret Graves, LA-6
Lloyd Smucker, PA-11
Cliff Bentz, OR-2
Burgess Owens, UT-4
Beth Van Duyne, TX-24

21/ You will note that many of the members on this list were voting to throw out results in elections that they were declared the winner of.

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10 Jan
126 members of the @HouseGOP asked SCOTUS to throw out the results of democratic elections in GA, PA, WI and MI. 121 members voted AFTER terrorists stormed the capital to throw out the results in AZ. Upon reflection, 138 voted to throw out the results in PA a few hours later.
This is not a small fringe. This is the majority of the @HouseGOP. They have consistently voted against democracy, even after terrorists stormed the capital, killing people to demand exactly the same thing.
In total, that is 173 members who signed onto at least one of those actions. 161 who are still seated in the 117th Congress.
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1/ We need the former but the @GOP is doomed by the latter. Keep in mind that AFTER the attack Wednesday, 57% of the House GOP voted to affirm the will of the terrorists and overturn a democratic election in AZ.
2/ A few hours later as we'd learned a bit more about the scope of what happened, that number INCREASED. 65% of the House @GOP voted with the terrorists to throw out the results of a democratic election in PA.
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2/ As the NYT article notes, this idea was initially developed by Chris Horner in 1996, then a lobbyist for Big Tobacco who recommended they should "address process rather than scientific substance".
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1/ This threat cannot be overstated. These individuals won their office through democratic elections and now intend to use their power to subvert that self-same system. They are rodents who have burrowed into our government and trying to subvert it from within.
2/ Upon their vote tomorrow, they will have demonstrated their failure to be entrusted with the responsibility that this job demands. It behooves us all not to grant them any respect or power that is normally afforded to those who would seek that responsibility.
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