Kirkwood’s Eric Schmitt (R) has not only disgraced the office of Missouri Attorney General, he’s arguably complicit in sedition. Like Josh Hawley, Schmitt was front and center in spreading phony conspiracies about non-existent voter “fraud.”
Schmitt took the lead in a baseless lawsuit, filed using Missouri tax dollars, challenging the 2020 election. The United States Supreme Court laughably rejected this lawsuit with one-sentence. This is a theme that repeats itself with most of the frivolous lawsuits Schmitt files.
Schmitt also chairs the Republican Attorneys General Association who sent out robo-calls days before the right wing mob attacked our Capitol urging folks to “march to the Capitol building…and stop the steal.” Schmitt continues to normalize the extremism that has infected the Republican Party by catering to the vocal MAGA crowd who were more than willing to commit violence against police, giving up on democracy with their attempted coup on January 6. This coup continues today with the use of misinformation and disinformation in hopes that you, the voter, will stick with the Republican Party for one more election cycle.
Over the years I have heard the phrase that “this is the most consequential election of our lifetime.” At this point, without a doubt, it is! Political violence has no place in America and men like Schmitt encourage it with blow torches, baseball bats, and the use of the word “fight” in every social media post.
Schmitt has replaced sincere discussion with slogans and sound bites placing civility on the endangered species list. Do we really want more political violence? I would not be speaking out now if I did not think that more is to follow.
I would also like to address my Christian friends and neighbors who continue to support or defend the MAGA takeover of the Republican Party either with direct action or simple inaction. When your day of judgement comes, will your God care that you chose to ignore facts and fill your brain with fallacies and lies? Will your God accept the web of “truth” you have spun to justify your often despicable actions as “Christian.” Will your God care that you continue to vote for the same men and women who encourage violence against your fellow Americans. Will you be able to reason with your God about your contributions to the violence and the general degradation of our society with your words and actions?
I am urging you to please vote for Trudy Busch Valentine and Bethany Mann in the upcoming election on November 8. You can also vote early with no excuse absentee voting October 25 through November 7 at the Crawford County Courthouse. The county clerk’s office will also be open on Saturday, November 5 from 8:30 a.m. to noon to accommodate absentee ballots.
“If you must choose between two evils, pick the one you’ve never tried before.” - Steven Wright