Some critics have tried to hijack the fully justified condemnation of the horrific Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol building by also condemning the Republican lawmakers who were willing to challenge the validity of a few states’ electoral votes on that same day.

Calling Sen. Ted Cruz, Rep. Troy Nehls and others bad names over their intended participation reflects bias as well as serious ignorance. The process, a time-honored pastime of the Democrats, is legitimate. And trying to blame the mob violence on Cruz, Nehls, et. al. is laughable.

The mob interrupted the very procedure it should have wanted to see take place.

The national outrage invoked by the Capitol storming is being used in certain quarters to try and sweep away the whole question of presidential election voter fraud. AG Bill Barr never said there wasn’t any fraud; he said his agency had not found it rose to the level of reversing the outcome.

Was this finding the product of compromised Department of Justice subordinates whom Barr trusted? It’s unlikely we’ll ever know.

Tim Cumings

Richmond

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