Republican congressman Peter Meijer has stated among fellow celebration members voted against supporting the governmental election results, in spite of thinking they should, over worries their family would be targeted by Donald Trump’s reactionary advocates if they didn’t.
Meijer, who was recently sworn in to represent Michigan’s 3rd congressional district, made the claims while blogging about the “heinous attack” which occurred on Wednesday, January 6, as Trump supporters, extremists, and fans of the QAnon conspiracy theory stormed the Capitol in what legislators say was an attempted coup.
In an opinion piece for the The Detroit News, Meijer recalled how he had “assured my associate we would be great” even after they were unloading gas masks and hiding under bulletproof chairs as the violent mob tried to gain entry in to the chamber.
After the assault on Congress by those who Biden referred to as domestic terrorists, Meijer stated his colleague– who was among the 121 Home members and six senators who supported the objection– did so regardless of understanding Trump’s claims of citizen scams were false.
” My coworker told me that efforts to overturn the election were wrong, and that voting to license was a constitutional responsibility,” he stated. “However my associate feared for relative, and the risk the vote would put them in.
” Profoundly shaken, my coworker voted to reverse.”
Meijer did not call the GOP lawmaker and it is unknown if they had previously planned on supporting the outcomes prior to the attack.
Newsweek has contacted Meijer for more remark.
Meijer goes on to describe how the mob wrongly believed that Vice President Mike Pence might somehow still overturn the election during his simply ceremonial and constitutional function as presiding officer of the Senate.
This concept was likewise wrongly pressed by Trump in the days prior to the attack as he appeared to throw his longtime ally under the bus to his reactionary, conspiracy theory thinking advocates in a hope they will blame him if he does not stay president after all his cries of extensive voter scams were shown unsubstantiated.
” I was one of the few Republican politicians who had currently acknowledged Joe Biden as president-elect, and earlier in the week I had actually joined a handful of GOP associates in noting our constitutional duty to accredit the Electoral College results,” Meijer wrote.
” We had seen calls on the far best for the vice president to pull a fictional ‘Pence Card’ and reverse the election results.
” To the fringe, Vice President Mike Pence’s failure to take imaginary powers was tantamount to treason and there were suggestions Pence be put to death.
” While the Capitol was being attacked by his advocates who were fooled into thinking the election remained in fact a landslide success and the true outcomes might be overturned, Trump agitated these violent deceptions.”
During the evident attempt to overthrow the federal government, the violent mob were seen chanting “hang Mike Pence” in the passages of the Capitol building, with nooses and guillotines and seen in Washington, D.C on Wednesday.
Extremists inside Congress were likewise seen bring plastic zip ties, with numerous thinking they were brought in order to take hostages during the tried siege.
According to Reuters photo editor Jim Bourg: “I heard a minimum of 3 different rioters at the Capitol state that they hoped to discover Vice President Mike Pence and perform him by hanging him from a Capitol Hill tree as a traitor.
” It was a typical line being duplicated. A lot more were simply speaking about how the VP ought to be performed.”