In the wake of Wednesday’s insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, Common Cause Maryland is calling for Congressman Andy Harris to immediately resign after he voted to overturn the will of the people, failed to accept the results of the 2020 presidential election, and played a clear role in spreading disinformation around the election, leading to the violence.
“In our democracy, voters decide who wins elections.” said Joanne Antoine, executive director of Common Cause Maryland. “Congressman Harris failed to follow the Constitution and his oath of office Wednesday, by voting to overturn the will of the people. He has proved he cannot carry out the duties of his office in our democratic republic and must immediately resign.”
“Make no mistake, the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol was incited by President Trump,” Antoine said. “Congressman Harris failed to accept the results of free and fair elections and played a role in spreading disinformation. Instead of upholding the Constitution, and the will of the voters, he voted to subvert the government we elected him to serve. He voted to overturn election results from Pennsylvania, even though its results have been repeatedly upheld by courts in challenge after challenge. Congressman Harris must be removed from office immediately.”
Common Cause is also exploring other means to hold the members of Congress who voted against accepting the certified election results accountable, including expulsion and Ethics Committee investigations.