The following is the text of a Council resolution to be voted on during the Feb. 1 Council meeting. At the end of this post, you can find your county council person and their contact information.
COUNTY COUNCIL OF ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY, MARYLAND Legislative Session 2021, Legislative Day No. 2 Resolution No. 5-21
Introduced by Ms. Lacey, Mr. Pruski, Ms. Rodvien, and Ms. Pickard By the County Council, January 19, 2021
RESOLUTION condemning the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol Building on January 6, 2021, and urging the peaceful transition of power on Inauguration Day
WHEREAS, incited by President Donald J. Trump, on January 6, 2021, a mob unlawfully breached the U.S. Capitol Building, injured law enforcement personnel, defaced and destroyed public property, and menaced Members of Congress and the Vice President as they sat in a Joint Session to certify the results of the November 8, 2020, election; and
WHEREAS, those responsible for planning, aiding, and carrying out such actions must be held responsible for their criminal acts; and
WHEREAS, elected officials are sworn to support the U.S. Constitution, to uphold the law, and do their jobs to the best of their ability; now, therefore, be it
Resolved by the County Council of Anne Arundel County, Maryland, That it offers its deepest condolences to the family of Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick, who gave his life defending the Capitol, and applauds the other members of the U.S. Capitol Police who faithfully carried out their duty to protect those who were lawfully inside the Capitol Building from the rioters and insurrectionists; and be it further
Resolved, That it acknowledges and affirms the right of the people to peaceful means of protest, as secured by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution; and be it further
Resolved, That it denounces the repeated, unchecked dissemination of misinformation, conspiracy theories, and lies by President Donald J. Trump and his accomplices and surrogates, in particular, those intended to undermine public confidence in the certified results of the November 2020 election, which he lost; and be it further
Resolved, That it condemns the intimidation, harassment, or threatening of any person who is involved in any aspect of conducting and certifying a free and fair election, in an attempt to change the outcome of that election, as well as the incitement and use of violence to intimidate, harass, or threaten such persons or the public; and be it further
Resolved, That due to the President’s egregious misconduct in undermining the election results and inciting a violent insurrection, Donald J. Trump should be permanently disqualified by Congress from holding any office of honor, trust, or profit under the United States or any State; and be it further
Resolved, That it demands a peaceful transition of power to President-elect Joseph R. Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamala D. Harris on Inauguration Day, January 20, 2021, to be followed by a thorough investigation and prosecutions of the insurrectionists as advised by the new U.S. Attorney General; and be it further
Resolved, That a copy of this Resolution be sent to U.S. Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Chris Van Hollen; U.S. Representatives C. A. Dutch Ruppersberger III, John P. Sarbanes, Anthony G. Brown, and Steny H. Hoyer; Senator Sarah K. Elfreth, Chair, Anne Arundel County Senate Delegation to the General Assembly; and Delegate J. Sandy Bartlett, Chair, Anne Arundel County House Delegation to the Maryland General Assembly.
Testimony and hearing on this Resolution will be heard on Monday, February 1, 2021. To provide your input and opinion on this Resolution, please email the County Council members. TESTIMONY MUST BE SUBMITTED NO LATER THAN MONDAY MORNING (2/1/21), BUT PREFERABLY BY SUNDAY EVENING.
You can email all of them with your comments on this Resolution.
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