Congresswoman Beatty Calls for Censure Over Trump Call to Georgia Secretary of State
WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (OH-03), alongside U.S. Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) and 100 of her congressional colleagues, introduced H.Res. 14 yesterday, a resolution censuring and condemning President Donald J. Trump for attempting to interfere and alter the results of the November 2020 Presidential Election in the State of Georgia.
“Donald Trump is desperate, and desperate people do desperate things,” Beatty said. “However, Trump has taken his desperation to a new low, demanding that the Georgia Secretary of State ‘find’ enough votes to reverse President-elect Joe Biden’s win.” She added, “He must be held accountable for his unhinged, undemocratic, un-American, and likely illegal overtures. That is why I urge all Members of Congress to stand up to ‘Tyrannical Trump’, put country over party, and send the strong, collective message that America is not ruled by an autocrat.”
On Saturday, January 2, 2021, President Trump called Georgia’s Secretary of State and asked him to fabricate the votes needed for him to win the Georgia vote count. On Sunday, January 3, 2021, the entire audio of the call was reported on by The Washington Post. The call lasted more than an hour and involved the president threatening Secretary Raffensperger with potential criminal prosecution if he refused cooperate.