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?