Dear Congresswoman Stefanik,
I served my country as a member of the United States Air Force from 1967 to 1971 and the Air National Guard for an additional two years. From 1980 to 2001 I was a Department of Justice Federal Bureau of Prisons employee and from 2003 to 2015 I served my community as the Town/Village of Malone Justice. I took several oaths of office to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States and our democracy. The same oath that you have taken as a member of Congress.
I was extremely dismayed and disappointed with the Twitter comments that were posted pertaining to your decision to cast a vote objecting to the Electoral College Results declaring President Elect Joseph Biden victorious in the presidential election.
Your statement provided no evidence of election fraud or any of the allegations that you are making. Sixty state and federal court cases have rejected the presidents unfounded claims. Even Attorney General William Barr said that there is no evidence of widespread election fraud.
You and your congressional colleagues that have decided to partake in this unprecedented act of sedition are not protecting or defending the constitution by your actions. On the contrary, your action is going to further divide an already divided nation and possibly do irreparable damage to the foundations of our democracy.
I am asking you to reconsider your decision to object to the presidential election results. I did not serve my country as a member of the United States Armed Forces in order for you and the other misguided members of the Sedition Caucus to perpetuate conspiracy theories and untruths. The future of our nations democracy is at stake. It is time to put your future political aspirations aside and serve the people.
Ms. Stefanik, it is time for you to do the right thing. Support the Electoral College results!
Michael L. Lamitie