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At the start of each new Congress, members take an oath of office sworn to God. But in light of this, Congressman Bob Gibbs’ behavior concerning the 2020 election raises serious questions.

In public, press releases, and letters to constituents, he maintained “fraudulent actions and illegal voting” took place. Next, he joined an Amicus Brief supporting the lawsuit filed by the State of Texas. Then, he objected to the certification of the Electoral College for certain states on the sixth of January.

From the day after the election, Mr. Gibbs began peddling his fraudulent election claims. But then, on November 12, the Election Infrastructure Government Coordinating Council said, “There is no evidence that any voting system deleted or lost votes, changed votes, or was in any way compromised.” Then Mr. Gibbs asked Bill Barr to investigate alleged “irregularities.” Well, Mr. Barr did and here is what he found: “To date (Dec. 1, 2020), we have not seen fraud on a scale that could have effected a different outcome in the election.” Yet, despite these two governmental reports, and the loss of nearly 50 lawsuits, he still voted against the certification of the Electoral College votes.

This, then, raises two questions. First, despite evidence against it, does he truly believe “fraudulent actions and illegal voting” did occur? Second, does he in fact know there were no irregularities but just played along. If number one, he is so delusional there is no way he can objectively evaluate information for proposed bills. If number two, he has broken his oath to “faithfully discharge the duties of the office,” i.e., he lied.

It matters little which conclusion is true. Mr. Gibbs must resign from the House of Representatives.

David McCoy

Massillon, Ohio

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