Senator Richard Burr statement on why he abandoned his oath to the US constitution and citizens of NC US, Burr illegally voted for Trump impeachment
“Tell a big lie and keep repeating it and blame the Republicans for all of the bad deeds committed by Democrats.”…Citizen Wells
“We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.”…Abraham Lincoln
“These are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.”…Thomas Paine
Citizen Wells was born and raised in NC and my family goes back to the 1700’s in this state.
Richard Burr was not.
Citizen Wells takes the oaths taken to uphold and defend the US Constitution seriously.
Senator Burr apparently does not.
Citizen Wells understands the difference between a legal and illegal precedent.
Senator Burr does not.
Citizen Wells seeks the truth.
Senator Burr does not.
“Senator Burr Statement on Vote to Convict Former President Trump on Article of Impeachment
Today, Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) voted in favor of convicting former President Donald J. Trump on the article of impeachment presented against him. After the Senate vote, Senator Burr released the following statement:
“January 6th was a grim day in our nation’s history. The attack on the U.S. Capitol was an attempt to undermine our democratic institutions and overrule the will of the American people through violence, intimidation, and force.
“Seven lives were tragically lost as a result of that day. Law enforcement officers, outnumbered and overwhelmed, sustained debilitating injuries as they bravely defended Congress against an angry mob. We now know that lawmakers and congressional staff came dangerously close to crossing paths with the rioters searching for them and wishing them harm.
“When this process started, I believed that it was unconstitutional to impeach a president who was no longer in office. I still believe that to be the case. However, the Senate is an institution based on precedent, and given that the majority in the Senate voted to proceed with this trial, the question of constitutionality is now established precedent. As an impartial juror, my role is now to determine whether House managers have sufficiently made the case for the article of impeachment against President Trump.
“I have listened to the arguments presented by both sides and considered the facts. The facts are clear.
“The President promoted unfounded conspiracy theories to cast doubt on the integrity of a free and fair election because he did not like the results. As Congress met to certify the election results, the President directed his supporters to go to the Capitol to disrupt the lawful proceedings required by the Constitution. When the crowd became violent, the President used his office to first inflame the situation instead of immediately calling for an end to the assault.
“As I said on January 6th, the President bears responsibility for these tragic events. The evidence is compelling that President Trump is guilty of inciting an insurrection against a coequal branch of government and that the charge rises to the level of high Crimes and Misdemeanors. Therefore, I have voted to convict.
“I do not make this decision lightly, but I believe it is necessary.
“By what he did and by what he did not do, President Trump violated his oath of office to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States.
“My hope is that with today’s vote America can begin to move forward and focus on the critical issues facing our country today.””
I played high school football.
When the cheerleaders shouted “fight fight fight” we knew what it meant.
President Trump took his oath seriously.
Senator Burr did not.
Burr should be removed immediately!