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Mon Nov 30, 2020, 02:59 PM

GOP lawmaker says he's been called a 'traitor' by people close to him for recognizing Biden win

Source: The Hill

Outgoing GOP Rep. Denver Riggleman (Va.) said Monday that people close to him have called him a “traitor” for recognizing President-elect Joe Biden as the victor in the 2020 White House race.

Riggleman, a former intelligence officer and Air Force veteran, was asked by CNN’s John Berman why more Republican lawmakers weren't speaking out about President Trump’s unfounded claims of widespread voter fraud.

"I don't know what's in their hearts, and I wish I could tell you. I've tried to call. I've tried to talk to individuals about this,” Riggleman said. “And by the way my own — well, I shouldn't say this exactly — but people very close to me have called me pretty much a traitor to the cause because of my belief in data and statistical analysis and technology and people that have taken an oath to the Constitution."

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Riggleman praised Christopher Krebs, the former head of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) who was fired by Trump earlier this month, for standing by the election results during an interview on CBS's “60 Minutes” over the weekend.

Read more: https://thehill.com/policy/national-security/527986-gop-lawmaker-says-hes-been-called-a-traitor-by-people-close-to-him-for

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Reply GOP lawmaker says he's been called a 'traitor' by people close to him for recognizing Biden win (Original post)
sabra Nov 2020 OP
Chin music Nov 2020 #1
Canoe52 Nov 2020 #9
NutmegYankee Nov 2020 #19
Canoe52 Nov 2020 #21
BadgerKid Nov 2020 #2
C_U_L8R Nov 2020 #3
apnu Nov 2020 #4
Gregory Peccary Nov 2020 #5
apnu Nov 2020 #6
keithbvadu2 Nov 2020 #8
apnu Nov 2020 #13
backroadblast Dec 2020 #22
JHB Nov 2020 #18
keithbvadu2 Nov 2020 #7
erronis Nov 2020 #11
CloudWatcher Nov 2020 #10
barbtries Nov 2020 #12
bringthePaine Nov 2020 #14
TeamPooka Nov 2020 #15
dlk Nov 2020 #16
Cozmo Nov 2020 #17
Rizen Nov 2020 #20

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Response to Chin music (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 30, 2020, 04:50 PM

9. Yep it's war alright, capitalism vs democracy.

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Response to Canoe52 (Reply #9)

Mon Nov 30, 2020, 08:53 PM

19. Fascism vs Democracy.

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Response to NutmegYankee (Reply #19)

Mon Nov 30, 2020, 10:10 PM

21. What I said.

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Mon Nov 30, 2020, 03:18 PM

2. I assume oligarchy is "the cause".

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Mon Nov 30, 2020, 03:19 PM

3. A traitor to what exactly ?

Clearly these accusers have little allegiance to our country or constitution.

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Mon Nov 30, 2020, 03:21 PM

4. Woah a Republican with a spine. You don't see that very often.

But not surprising to anyone here, the rest of his party is pissing on him.

Trumpism is a cult.

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Response to apnu (Reply #4)

Mon Nov 30, 2020, 03:33 PM

5. They only seem to grow a spine when they are "outgoing"

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Response to Gregory Peccary (Reply #5)

Mon Nov 30, 2020, 03:39 PM

6. You have a point. I had to look it up but Riggleman is out.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denver_Riggleman#2020_election

The Rappahannock County Republican Party criticized Riggleman after he officiated a same-sex wedding between two of his friends, and in September he was censured by party officials who claimed that he had "abandoned party principles" over fiscal and immigration policy.

On September 26, 2019, Campbell County Supervisor Bob Good—who also worked as an athletics official at Liberty University—announced his intention to challenge Riggleman in the 2020 Republican primary. In his announcement, Good accused Riggleman of "betraying" the trust of conservative voters in the 5th district along with casting votes that were not in his constituency's best interest. Riggleman secured key endorsements on the right, including from Liberty University President Jerry Falwell, Jr.

The local party leaders of the 5th Congressional District Republican Committee chose to determine the 2020 nominee for the fifth district by a convention instead of a primary election. On June 13, 2020, Good defeated Riggleman at the nominating convention with 58% of the vote to Riggleman's 42%


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Very disappointed in VA-5. They threw out an Air Force intelligence officer for some jock from Liberty U? What down-grade.

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Response to apnu (Reply #6)

Mon Nov 30, 2020, 04:49 PM

8. "key endorsements on the right, including from Liberty University President Jerry Falwell, Jr. "

"key endorsements on the right, including from Liberty University President Jerry Falwell, Jr. "

Republican values by JF JR who exemplifies GOP values by watching his wife have sex with the pool boy/

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #8)

Mon Nov 30, 2020, 05:52 PM

13. Republicans, they're all class.

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #8)

Wed Dec 2, 2020, 08:54 AM

22. coincidentally, that was the last time she got off

 

lol

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Response to apnu (Reply #4)

Mon Nov 30, 2020, 08:47 PM

18. It's not "Trumpism." It was a cult way before Trump showed up.

He just dove in and embraced it rather than maintain a "reasonable" public face.

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Mon Nov 30, 2020, 04:39 PM

7. "abandoned party principles" - What party principles?

"abandoned party principles" -

What party principles?

The GOP has no values, principles, policies or goals.

There is no 2020 platform.

There is just a Trump cult.

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #7)

Mon Nov 30, 2020, 05:07 PM

11. Per your prior response - what party priciples? Pool Party Principles. Wife and pool boy.

It's hard for most normal rational people to get their heads around the fact that a whole political party is aligned with hypocrisy, cheating, treason.

Just us wait. They'll be back for more of the same in 4 or 8 years.

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Mon Nov 30, 2020, 05:04 PM

10. "people close to him"

Pretty clear that his biggest problem is that the people close to him are the wrong sorts of people.

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Response to CloudWatcher (Reply #10)

Mon Nov 30, 2020, 05:24 PM

12. i read it that he was about to say his family,

then thought better of it.

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Mon Nov 30, 2020, 07:33 PM

14. the Dem tent is large enough to make him welcome without demands of fealty - maybe time to make

some new friends, yes?

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Mon Nov 30, 2020, 07:40 PM

15. We need to make a recruitment commercial for Republicans who have been attacked like this

Come to the Democratic Party people.
The worst thing we will call you is a bluedog.


edit: nevermind, I just saw he lost his seat to a nutbag this month.
Of course.

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Mon Nov 30, 2020, 07:54 PM

16. The fascists are here...

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Mon Nov 30, 2020, 08:09 PM

17. Oh. BooHoo

What do you expect when you affiliate yourself with scumbags! So sick of these born-again repugs

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Mon Nov 30, 2020, 09:34 PM

20. Trump's cult have turned out to be useful idiots

This fracture in the Republican party is fantastic.

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