×

Where do state Senate Republicans stand?

ZACH KELLY

Bellefonte

I am writing to express my outrage at the Republicans in the Pennsylvanian Senate who blocked Sen. Jim Brewster from taking the oath of office.

The voters of the 45th Senatorial District cast their votes. The votes were counted in early November and Sen. Brewster won. The Republicans challenged the vote in state court.

And they lost.

They challenged the vote in federal court.

And they lost.

And after seven weeks — more than ample time for any other challenges to come forward — the Secretary of State certified Brewster’s re-election.

Now Senate Republicans have decided to block Brewster from taking his seat until yet another federal court hears the case. There is no reason to stop Sen. Brewster from being seated as these frivolous lawsuits continue.

It’s time for Senate Republicans to recognize reality and accept defeat. It’s time for Senate Republicans to stop undermining our Democracy and give up their efforts to use their majority in the Senate to overturn the decision of the voters and silence your voice.

This is not a matter of partisanship or control over the state senate. Republicans will hold the majority in the Senate no matter who represents the 45th District. The issue here is whether the Republican Party in Pennsylvania stands in favor of Democracy and the rule of law — or not.

NEWSLETTER

Today's breaking news and more in your inbox

I'm interested in (please check all that apply)
   

COMMENTS

Starting at $4.39/week.

Subscribe Today