[LFC Comments: We thank Jeanne Kincaid for sharing this correspondence with Senator Sherrod Brown. Unfortunately, we have known for quite some time that we are wasting time and energy communicating with the communist Sherrod Brown. He has lied, deceived and betrayed our country for many years. President Trump has exposed them all – on both sides of the aisle.]
Written by: Jeanne Kincaid
March 6, 2021
I sent the following email to Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) on January 10th, 2021.
I would just like you to know, and I know that I speak for many thousands and thousands of Ohioans, that any proceedings that may be thought of as far as impeaching President Trump will be a move toward further division of our great nation.
The things that democratic leaders are saying imply that all Trump supporters are complicit in the rioting that took place on January 6th at the Capitol building.
This is so far from the truth that it approaches doublespeak. In case you didn’t know, doublespeak is the complete opposite of plain and simple truth. It distorts words and phrases, often in order to conceal the truth.
Please consider ALL of the people of Ohio when making your choices in the coming years.
Thank you for your thoughtful consideration.
I received this reply from Senator Brown on Wednesday, March 3rd
Dear Mrs. Kincaid:
Thank you for contacting me regarding the attack on the United States Capitol. January 6, 2020, will forever be a dark day in our nation’s history. That day, a mob descended on the Capitol at the urging of former President Trump and attempted an insurrection against the United States government. Like millions of Ohioans, I am outraged by these domestic terrorists’ efforts to overthrow our nation’s democratic process through violence, and will take all steps necessary to hold them and the politicians who incited this riot accountable.
On November 7, 2020, President Biden was elected as the 46th President of the United States. This election ran smoothly, despite the unprecedented challenge of a global pandemic, and there is zero evidence of any voter fraud, irregularities, or interference. In the months after the election, President Trump and his allies orchestrated a misinformation campaign designed to overturn the will of the American people. All of their allegations lacked evidence and have been repeatedly debunked by experts, including Republican secretaries of state and election officials. President Trump’s legal challenges were dismissed by more than 60 judges, appointed by both parties.
Former President Trump’s refusal to accept the decision of the American people sowed dangerous doubt about the integrity of our elections. And on the morning of January 6th, the day Congress was set to count states’ electoral votes and certify Joe Biden’s election, President Trump told his supporters to walk down Pennsylvania Avenue toward the Capitol and “fight like hell.” Armed with guns, thousands of rounds of ammunition, machetes, crossbows, stun guns, Molotov cocktails, and pipe bombs, rioters roamed the halls of the U.S. Capitol, attempting to stop the counting of Americans’ legitimate votes. They attacked Capitol Police officers, killing one officer and injuring more than 140 others, including gouging out an officer’s eye.
Despite this destruction, and even after Republicans finally joined Democrats in urging President Trump to call off his mob, Trump waited hours before releasing any statement. Shortly after, he released another video sympathizing with the mob, telling them “We love you. You’re very special.”
While this attempt to overturn the will of the American voters failed, we cannot move past this incident without also addressing the glaring discrepancy between how law enforcement responded to a group of armed, belligerent white rioters, and the responses we’ve seen to peaceful protestors seeking racial justice. This summer, peaceful Black Lives Matter protestors outside the White House and around the country were met with tear gas, rubber bullets, and a full militarized response, while white rioters were able to breach the Capitol.
After the rioters were finally removed from the building, the Capitol’s predominantly Black custodial staff was forced to clean up the mob’s wreckage. The double standard on display was a sickening reminder of the work we still must do to create a more just and equal society. Both the repeated attacks on Black Americans exercising their first amendment rights, and any leniency for these traitors and white supremacists, are unacceptable. Everyone involved in this violent riot must be held accountable under the law.
On January 13, 2021, the United States House of Representatives voted to impeach President Trump for his role in inciting this insurrection against the United States of America. On January 25, 2021, the House delivered the impeachment article, charging former President Trump with “incitement of insurrection,” to the Senate, initiating the fourth impeachment trial of a president in U.S. history.
On February 9, 2021, the Senate initiated impeachment trial proceedings. Over the course of a week, we heard testimony from House managers and from former President Trump’s attorneys over the impeachment of Donald J. Trump for high crimes and misdemeanors. As a senator, my job was to be an impartial juror, and make my final decision based on the evidence.
After hearing all of the testimony and evidence presented, on February 13, 2021, I joined a large bipartisan majority of my colleagues in voting to convict Donald Trump. While the final vote in the Senate of 57-43 fell short of the two thirds necessary for conviction, this was the most bipartisan presidential impeachment vote in American history, because the House managers presented undeniable evidence that the former President of the United States incited a violent insurrection, aimed at throwing out Americans’ votes.
We must hold those who incited an insurrection accountable for the destruction and death that took place in our Capitol. Those who voted to acquit sent a message to our country and the world that violent attacks on our citizens, our democracy, and the will of the people have no consequences. For these reasons, I have also called for an investigation into and the resignation of Senators Cruz and Hawley for their role in inflaming the insurrection and betraying their oaths of office. I will continue to speak out against abuses of power and implore my colleagues to do the same. No one should be above the law.
We must now show the American people that our democracy works and their votes matter by delivering real results for Ohioans and the change they voted for.
Thank you again for contacting me about this important issue.
United States Senator
On March 5th, I sent this reply:
Maybe you should change your form letter so that it reflects the facts.
Or maybe you just didn’t read it before it was sent out.
I’d like to address a few falsehoods in the reply that was sent to me.
1. “there is zero evidence of any voter fraud, irregularities, or interference.”
This is patently a false statement. There most definitively was voter fraud and irregularities at the very least in several states. There were also election anomalies that have never been seen in the history of our elections. Whether there was enough to change the outcome of the election was not provable.
2. “President Trump told his supporters to walk down Pennsylvania Avenue toward the Capitol and “fight like hell.””
President Trump told his supporters “I know that everyone here will soon be marching over to the capitol building peacefully and patriotically to make your voices heard”
Your statement in the letter mixed up where words were said and takes things out of context.
3. “This summer, peaceful Black Lives Matter protestors outside the White House and around the country were met with tear gas, rubber bullets, and a full militarized response”
Peaceful protesters? $2 billion in damages, rioting, fires, injuries, death, destruction of minority owned businesses and other small businesses, calls to defund police. I saw the videos. A lot of them. Do you really not know what is going on in this country?
4. “Everyone involved in this violent riot must be held accountable under the law.”
How about holding the antifa and BLM rioters accountable instead of providing a fund that was promoted by our Vice President, Kamala Harris (Minnesota Freedom Fund) to bail these criminals out of jail?
5. “As a senator, my job was to be an impartial juror, and make my final decision based on the evidence.”
Evidence of incitement?
“In criminal law, incitement is the encouragement of another person to commit a crime.” Source-Wikipedia
If president Trump is actually responsible for this rioting, then so are several of our US law makers for perpetuating violent acts by their supporters.
Were you actually watching the defense video presentation during the impeachment trial?
In my opinion, what you have said in this letter is a typical example of the type of disinformation that is being spoon fed to the American people by the news media.
President Joe Biden has repeatedly called for unity among the people of this country.
The pure partisanship among our representatives increases and will only cause further division.
I feel that I represent a typical conservative in this country and I am terrified that this country is shifting dangerously closer and closer to big government control and systematic squelching of our constitutional rights.
If any of my viewpoints are not valid, I would expect that you will reply to this email with facts to dispute my positions.
If I do not hear from you, I will assume that you could not back up the claims made in your email to me.
I look forward to your reply.
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