Congressman Cline has had a lot of low points in his Congressional career (see: Cline Watch), but on Thursday he struck new depths.
First Cline posted a video on his Congressional Facebook page complaining (once again) about House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s supposed refusal to agree to a COVID-19 relief package– while in fact Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell is rejecting a bipartisan proposal. Then (as if it was somehow related) Cline went on to complain (once again) about modest restrictions ordered by Governor Northam to combat rising numbers of COVID-19 infections in Virginia as an attack on “the liberties of Virginia citizens.”
At his press conference announcing the restrictions, Northam showed this video (which, astonishingly, some viewers are calling “liberal propaganda”).
I posted a link to the video in the comments on Cline’s Facebook page on the remote chance that he might watch it and take it seriously.
But that wasn’t an end to Cline’s Congressional malpractice on Thursday. He joined more than 100 other Congressional Republicans to sign an amicus brief in support of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s lawsuit aimed at overturning the results of the 2020 Presidential election.
Even some of President Trump’s strongest Republican supporters in Congress are baffled and refused to join this frivolous lawsuit.
I’d like to believe Cline can’t sink any lower in his refusal to take seriously the safety of his constituents and in his sycophancy to Trump. But I know that’s not true.
Update: Your side lost in your effort to overturn the will of the American people, Congressman. Will you now accept that Joe Biden will become President of the United States on January 20, 2021?
One thought on “Cline’s bad day on Capitol Hill”
Ben is helpless and hopeless. We are very fortunate in Virginia to have for our Governor a Medical Docter who understands the science of the Covid 19 virus and is intelligent enough to follow the data. Mr. Cline thru his words and actions is pushing some people in a direction that will cause serious long term health problems and deaths. Evidently when he stepped in to fill his mentors shoes he put both his brain and his conscience in neutral. As a 76 year old immunocompromised man I take his words and actions very seriously. But maybe the goal is to kill off all the people in my position. It is hard for me to see any logical end game but at it’s base these actions are true evil with no good intent for anyone.