Jacobs should hold town hall meetings to explain opposition to electoral certification

Posted 10 January 2021 at 12:13 pm


The Lockport Union-Sun & Journal editorial 1/7/21 stated: “All of the lawmakers who have continued to object to the electors— when the election was clearly over and litigated — are no less culpable than Trump. They abetted his false narrative about a rigged election. Each one of them helped give these terrorist legitimacy. Each one helped put lives at risk, most especially those of law enforcement officials who tried to restore calm from chaos.”

Congressman Chris Jacobs is one of those objectors who put law enforcement officials in danger by promulgating lies about election fraud. The Buffalo News Editorial of 1/7/21 was more blunt. “So what does that make Jacobs? Besides cowardly, dishonest and unpatriotic?”

Of Mr. Jacobs’s objection, that he did not like other states election laws, the BN editorial wrote, “With his announcement that he would side with the Republican Sedition Caucus.”

Sedition is incitement or rebellion against a government. Both Senate Leader Mitch McConnell and minority leader Chuck Schumer called Wednesday’s events an insurrection. Is Mr. Jacobs plotting a rebellion against the government that he is a part of?

Mr. Jacobs needs to answer to his constituents for his actions in town hall meetings throughout the district. In his press release, Mr. Jacobs stated: “It is imperative to allow for this crucial conversation to be debated in public.”

Let’s start the conversation. Failure to meet and explain your votes to your constituents will prove what the Buffalo News called you: “So, in addition to being chicken-hearted, Jacobs is also a liar.”

I look forward to your town hall meetings. Thank you.

William Fine