Blount County Democratic Party Newsletter:  08 Jan 2021
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January 6, 2021 statement by J. Nathan Higdon, Acting Chair of Blount County Democratic Party, regarding the attack on the United States Capitol:

"Today's insurrection and attempted coup through the storming of the United States Capitol building would be viewed on the nightly news as the thing of despotic, far-off countries most folks couldn't place on a map. That is not the case today. In our nation's capital, radical, alt-right, domestic terrorists have taken to the Capitol because they have been inflamed and encouraged to do this by GOP leadership.

Our own East Tennessee federal delegation, Senators Blackburn and Hagerty and Representative Burchett, have willfully and knowingly given life to their anti-Constitutional rhetoric in media and social media, which is directly correlated with today's seditious and anti-democratic acts. Just last week, Rep. Burchett took to Twitter to call someone a "lizard person," a blatant Q'Anon reference. Giving credence to fringe groups by elected officials has brought us to today.

There is blood on many hands and the responsibility falls close to home, too. Even more shamefully, our local state Senator Swann and state Representative Moon signed onto a letter in November to question the election, which runs counter to the very oath of the laws and office they pledge to uphold.

During this global pandemic, elected leaders up and down the ballot have turned their back on Americans to support anti-scientific ideas and anti-American values. The Blount County Democratic Party does not condone the actions in Washington, D.C. today, nor the inaction and anti-American actions that have brought us to this point today.

May justice be swift and prevail."
J. Nathan Higdon, Acting Chair of Blount County Democratic Party

Contact your state and federal elected officials and demand accountability.  Call them and tell them to support impeachment and removal of President Trump.

State Rep. Jerome Moon
425 5th Avenue North
Suite 530 Cordell Hull Bldg.
Nashville, TN 37243
Phone (615) 741-5481

State Sen. Art Swann
425 5th Avenue North
Suite 748 Cordell Hull Bldg.
Nashville, TN 37243
Phone: (615) 741-0981

Rep. Tim Burchett
1122 Longworth HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-5435

Sen. Bill Haggerty
455 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: (202) 224-4944

Sen. Marsha Blackburn
357 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: (202) 224-3344

And now for some good news!

Way to go Georgia!  Congratulations on your newly-elected US Senators - Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock.  

And just 11 days until we restore competency and decency to the White House!!

BCDP 2021 Inauguration Party

Join us for a celebration of the 2021 Inauguration of President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.  We're hosting a Covid-safe Virtual Celebration on January 20, 2021 at 7PM. Register here to get the link to the Zoom Celebration:
We'll have a toast to our new Pres and VP, music, and door prizes. 

Optional - Order a takeout dinner from Southland Books & Cafe - The dinner will be Thai Peanut Chicken Breast Roasted Broccoli Angel Hair Pasta with Peanut Sauce. $9.95 single, $18.95 for 2 people, $34.95 for 4 people. Please call 865-333-4658 by 2:30 PM to place your order. Pick-up is between 4:00 PM and 6:00 PM. 

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