SCYD Passes Resolution Condemning Hate Speech and Violent Actions of GOP Members of Congress

Resolution Condemning Hate Speech and Violent Actions of GOP Members of Congress

WHEREAS there was a violent attempt by Trump supporters to overtake the Capitol in order to stop the certification of Joe Biden’s election which resulted in the deaths of five people, including one Capitol Police officer;

WHEREAS over 140 Members of Congress, including the Minority Leader in the House and eight members of the United States Senate, voted against the certification of the votes of the Electoral College in several states even after the violent attempt at overtaking the Capitol, legitimizing the demands of the rioters; 

WHEREAS the attempt to stop the certification of the electoral college sought to invalidate the votes of millions of people in Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin;

WHEREAS a majority of elected Republicans spent months refusing to accept President-elect Biden’s victory and making claims that there was widespread voter fraud without any evidence, even after numerous courts threw out their claims; 

WHEREAS Representative Miller made remarks at a rally approving of Hitler, stating, “This is the battle. Hitler was right on one thing: He said, ‘Whoever has the youth, has the future.’”;

WHEREAS several members of Congress used inciting language at the January 6 rally, such as Rep. Brooks saying, “Today is the day American patriots start taking down names and kicking ass. Are you willing to do what it takes to fight for America? Louder! Will you fight for America?”;

WHEREAS Representatives Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia and Lauren Boebert of Colorado referred to the day as Republicans’ “1776 moment”;

WHEREAS several Republicans promoted “Stop the Steal” events, including the January 6th rally; 

WHEREAS organizers from the January 6th rally claim to have coordinated with several GOP House Members, including Rep. Gosar, Rep. Brooks, and Rep. Biggs;

WHEREAS there are allegations that GOP members of the US House gave tours of the Capitol to unknown individuals the day before the attack;

WHEREAS Representative Boebert publicly tweeted that the Speaker had been removed from the chambers, potentially jeopardizing the safety of the Speaker of the House;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Snohomish County Young Democrats call for the Ethics Committees in the US House and Senate to investigate any and all actions taken by Members of the 117th Congress related to overturning the results of the 2020 election and inciting violence among their followers; and 

THEREFORE BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Snohomish County Young Democrats call for the resignation or expulsion of all elected Republicans who used hate speech to incite violence; and 

THEREFORE BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Snohomish County Young Democrats call for elected Republicans who were involved in planning or assisting the attack on the Capitol to be expelled from Congress and prosecuted; and 

THEREFORE BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED that the Snohomish County Young Democrats call for Republican elected officials to officially disavow the lies that led to the attack on the Capitol and publicly state that President-elect Biden was fairly elected by the United States public. 

Signed: January 17, 2021

Jessica Corbman, Chair, Snohomish County Young Democrats

Terra Pilch-Bisson, Second Vice Chair, Snohomish County Young Democrats

Kaitlyn Johnson, Treasurer, Snohomish County Young Democrats

Michael Ugrin, Secretary, Snohomish County Young Democrats

Jordan Sears, Member, Snohomish County Young Democrats

Denisa Ruxandar, Member, Snohomish County Young Democrats

Louis Harris, Member, Snohomish County Young Democrats

Antonio Aguilera, Member, Snohomish County Young Democrats

Hadley Olivia, Member, Snohomish County Young Democrats

Brandon Hohengarten, Member, Snohomish County Young Democrats

Jessica Corbman

Jessica Corbman

Jessica Corbman is the current chair of the Snohomish County Young Democrats. She is also the vice chair of the 39th Legislative District Democrats. Jessica graduated in 2020 from the University of Washington Bothell with a master's degree in Policy Studies. She is interested in fighting for action on climate change, racial justice, LGBTQ and women's rights, criminal justice reform, and an economic system that works for everyone. Working with the members of the Snohomish County Young Democrats, she hopes to help build a grassroots movement that will help to elect Democrats and progressive candidates in Snohomish County and Washington State.

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