Jeff Cozzens and Bob Burns: Would they have voted to certify the 2020 election?
CONCORD, NH – One year ago, violent extremists, incited by former President Donald Trump and his allies, stormed the U.S. Capitol in an attempt to violently overturn the results of a free and fair election. This violent assault was un-American, a direct threat to our democracy, and the result of radical Republicans spreading and encouraging patently untrue conspiracy theories. Democracy prevailed on January 6th 2021, but our elected officials in New Hampshire have the responsibility to be truthful to Granite State voters and conduct themselves with the dignity and transparency the office demands. “Our democracy is on the ballot in the 2022 election,” said NHDP Chair Ray Buckley. “In January of 2021, principled leaders who understand the difference between right and wrong — truth and fiction —joined in standing up against conspiracy theories and lies by voting to ratify the lawful 2020 presidential results. Our democracy is only as strong as those who defend it and if we elect leaders to Congress who will put partisan politics ahead of the country, our democracy will be in serious peril. Jeff Cozzens and Bob Burns can no longer be silent on whether they would have voted to certify the election results of 2020. Do they think President Biden was legitimately elected, or, like the most extreme wings of their party, do they believe the big lie? Do they stand with Granite State voters who elected Joe Biden President, or violent extremists who violently attacked the Capitol in an attempt to overthrow democracy?”