Pascrell Demands Removing ‘Treasonous’ Republicans from Congress

First, we confiscate your guns and then we put you on trial for opposing us. OK? (Bill Pascrell for Congress/Facebook)

U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- “BREAKING: I’m demanding that the 126 Republicans who have endorsed a malignant lawsuit to overturn the will of the people and undermine our democracy not be seated in Congress,” New Jersey Democrat Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. tweeted Friday. He was announcing his letter to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi in which he made clear his definitions of “insurrections,” “treasonous” and “traitors” extend to anyone he politically opposes.

The excuse given for his latest public tantrum was the lawsuit filed by the State of Texas (and joined by 17 states) challenging the legality of voting procedure changes by Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. The Supreme Court declined to hear the case citing “lack of standing,” with Justices Alito and Thomas stating they would have “grant[ed] the motion to file the bill of complaint.”

While Roberts being a weasel was no surprise, the decision to punt points to future disappointments we can expect from Gorsuch, Kavanaugh, and Barrett. It also seems to corroborate establishment fears of retaliation by court-packing, and to speculation that many are terrified cities will burn if a Biden “victory” is ultimately proven fraudulent to enough citizens.

“Donald Trump and other prominent Republicans have commenced a daily assault on the legitimacy of the election that includes filing dozens of frivolous lawsuits seeking to have the results invalidated,” Pascrell complains in his letter. “Tragically, Members of our House of Representatives are supporting and amplifying these attacks on democracy, now culminating in 126 House Republicans joining a malignant lawsuit filed by the state of Texas…”

As for “frivolous,” that depends on who you’re talking to.

18 states thought the Texas complaint was valid, and daily revelations continue to raise disturbing questions that deserve thorough and impartial investigations (or as Pascrell characterizes them, acts of treason).

“As you know, Article I, Section 5 of the United States Constitution gives each chamber of Congress ultimate authority to decide its membership, positing that ‘[e]ach House shall be the Judge of the Elections, Returns and Qualifications of its own Members.’” Pascrell declares. He’s muddying the waters here, deliberately, one suspects, to make his supporters believe the majority has lawful authority to boot minority members.

Not so, says the National Constitution Center in its “Common Interpretation”:

“While the House and Senate may decide contested elections, they may not disqualify otherwise duly elected persons who meet Constitutional qualifications for membership.”

So what authority would Pascrell use?

“The courageous Reconstruction Congress implanted into our governing document safeguards to cleanse from our government ranks any traitors and others who would seek to destroy the Union,” he says, then citing the Fourteenth Amendment  prohibition on holding federal or state executive or judicial offices by anyone who “shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof…”

“Stated simply, men and women who would act to tear the United States government apart cannot serve as Members of the Congress,” Pascrell declares. “The fate of our democracy depends on us meeting that moment.”

To paraphrase Seinfeld’s Soup Nazi, if you’re  a Republican who thinks the “official” election tallies stink, “No representation for you.”

Note Pascrell keeps referring to “our democracy,” even though the word appears nowhere in the Constitution, which instead proclaims “The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government…”

Guarding against the dangers of mob rule, the Bill of Rights defined some of the areas where the individual would be immune to the will of the collective. That means no matter how many of us disagree with you, we cannot lawfully use force to shut you up, to suppress your political views, or to make you worship in the way WE see fit. We cannot break into your house and search your property without cause and a legal warrant. We cannot torture you into confessing to a crime. Barring behaviors on your part that disqualify you, we cannot strip you of your ability to keep and bear arms (which, if you think about it, is useless unless you’re also locked up). No matter how many of us vote on it.

Pascrell doesn’t much go in for the Second Amendment and we’re starting to see why. So leave it to him to call the First Amendment-articulated right to peaceably petition the government for the redress of grievances as treason. Leave it to Pascrell to demand ejecting from Congress the only representatives the Constitution called for to be democratically elected (Senators were intended to be elected by state legislators until the Seventeenth Amendment took away another vital check and made ultimate rule by high population urban areas inevitable).

By defining the most basic of American values as treason, Pascrell turns the meaning on its head. Again, that Constitution he keeps deliberately misrepresenting tells us what the term really means (Article III, Section 3, Clause 1):

“Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort…”

If anyone is doing that, it’s politicians like Pascrell seeking to undermine “the security of a free State” by “infring[ing]” on “the right of the people to keep and bear arms.”

By first declaring President Donald Trump “has engaged in … treason” and demanding the prosecution of him and his “enablers,” Pascrell has in effect endorsed executing the president. That’s not hyperbole if you look at what United State Code says:

“Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason and shall suffer death…”

By using that same language to describe lawsuit-supporting Republican Representatives, Pascrell subjects them to more than mere exclusion from the House—they too, if guilty, would be subject to the same penalty. As would any citizen who agrees with them and supports what they support. If that includes you, Pascrell considers you guilty of the capital crime of treason.

“Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable,” a Democrat president from an earlier era noted. John F. Kennedy, a Life Member of the National Rifle Association, also had this to say about the Second Amendment:

“By calling attention to ‘a well regulated militia,’ the ‘security’ of the nation, and the right of each citizen ‘to keep and bear arms,’ our founding fathers recognized the essentially civilian nature of our economy. Although it is extremely unlikely that the fears of governmental tyranny which gave rise to the Second Amendment will ever be a major danger to our nation, the Amendment still remains an important declaration of our basic civilian-military relationships, in which every citizen must be ready to participate in the defense of his country. For that reason I believe the Second Amendment will always be important.”

Pascrell wants to make a peaceful revolution impossible. And he’s moving the “fears of governmental tyranny” from “extremely unlikely” to “We’re he-re…”

What the hell, I’m in.  You?

Also see: NJ Democrat’s Demand for Prosecution of Trump ‘Enablers’ Ups the Stakes for All


About David Codrea:
David Codrea is the winner of multiple journalist awards for investigating/defending the RKBA and a long-time gun owner rights advocate who defiantly challenges the folly of citizen disarmament. He blogs at “The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance,” is a regularly featured contributor to Firearms News, and posts on Twitter: @dcodrea and Facebook.

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UncAl
UncAl
4 months ago

Any Republican congressman or senator who refuses to stand up in chamber and rebuke the fraudulently “elected” candidates, needs to be immediately recalled by the constituency of the state in which he or she claims to represent! We are at war, and if you don’t want to “uphold and defend” our Constitution, then turn tail towards home and let someone who is not afraid to confront the enemy, take your place!

jmb1911
jmb1911
4 months ago

Mr. Codrea, Thank you for a very well written and informative article about Rep. Pascrell’s statement on removing Traitorous Republicans from Congress. As someone who lives in NJ, and not one of Rep. Pascrell’s constituents, he is only going after Republicans. He does not mention going after Traitorous Democrats, whom most we know who they are and what they have done before and since President Trump was elected and won in 2016. They have gone after him with anything they could fabricate, as in the Russian Collusion which there was none.. The Democrats no need to name them as they… Read more »

Cruiser
Cruiser
4 months ago

The RINO’s need to be exposed and removed from office.
Democrats are in government to gain money and power, the Republicans are only in it to keep their jobs, and both sides are in it for themselves only.
It’s time to draw a line in the sand, you’re either a Republican and back the conservative agenda or you are not.

JSNMGC
JSNMGC
4 months ago
Reply to  Cruiser

I agree, often as soon as they secure an election and before they are even sworn into office.

Tionico
Tionico
4 months ago

‘Treasonous’ Republicans from Congress Yeam I agree. We SHOULD remove some treasonus repiblicans from Congress. And whilst we’re about doing just that, how’sabout we ALSO remove some democrat traitors along with them. Guess who is at the top of my list? This clown swore an oath to upholld efend, and apply the US COnstittuion in his service as a lawmaker/representative. His REFUSAL to do that puts him somewhere between flony perjurer and traitor, as he is now stumping for the overthrow of our government by twising the Constittuon and demanding what it does not. As that barmy Queen was won’t… Read more »

Cougan
Cougan
4 months ago

The following best describes the likes of Pascrell: “A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious.  But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at  the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries  his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those  within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling  through…all the alleys, heard in the very halls of  government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor;  he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears  their face and their arguments, he appeals to the  baseness that lies deep in the… Read more »

Alkemyst
Alkemyst
4 months ago

Sooo…let me get this right. This walking dumpster fire alleges treason against the President that he cannot prove, “demands” the un-Constitutional unseating of 129 representatives based un his unfounded assertion, and insists that all who agree with them are equal “traitors”?! Anyone else think this sounds more like communist China than the USA? And they want “unity”??!! Clearly, their reality is no where near ACTUAL reality…

KDad
KDad
4 months ago
Reply to  Alkemyst

They get NO unity from me! I’m not inclined to forgive and I NEVER forget! The DemocRATs can KMA!!

willyd
willyd
4 months ago
Reply to  KDad

True; but it is DEMO-RATS also the REPUBO-RATS or RINO’S none of them are standing up for the Constitution!!!! They all can KMA!!!!!!!!!!!!

uncle dudley
uncle dudley
4 months ago

If you think things are going to get bad with a Biden presidency and these nutty congress people get what they want, just wait until they get Biden out of office and elevate Harris to the top slot.
When these folks start attempting to subvert the rights of the people then we may see a red verses blue civil conflict.

Laddyboy
Laddyboy
4 months ago
Reply to  uncle dudley

I hope and pray the only things that fly —- are WORDS………………………………..

Elisa Delaurenti
Elisa Delaurenti
4 months ago

They’re ALWAYS vomiting their own garbage on those they oppose. It just never stops. Here they are, attempting to falsely attribute to President Trump and the Republicans exactly what they themselves have done.
They’re trying as hard as they can to kick off CWII here. And they will do ANYTHING to falsely attribute that to President Trump and the Republicans as well. These people are not our fellow Americans, folks. We’re not dealing with “democrats”, we’re dealing with communist traitors who eagerly advocate for our death.

Arizona Don
Arizona Don
4 months ago

What happened in much of Europe and Asia during that bloody twentieth century is what the communist democrats would like to do here in the United States of America. Make no mistake about it. For those who do not know , and I know there are many, I will explain. During the twentieth century throughout Europe and Asia many leaders were elected who turned power hungry and usurped power from wherever they could until they had total power over everything including life and death over the citizens themselves. That usually happened after they somehow talked the citizens into giving up their guns for… Read more »

RetCop
RetCop
4 months ago

Amazing for over 4 years they attacked, vilified & ran covert operations against the President. Yet they call Republicans treasonous!? Look in the mirror you Demorat.

Mystic Wolf
Mystic Wolf
4 months ago
Reply to  RetCop

Just call the dems what they really are satan worshipping DEMONcrats, there is not one dem that has one iota of honor in them. The demons in congress have proven time and again that they will willfully commit treason and treasonous acts to get what they want, you can bet that if and when those in office feel the slightest bit threatened they will call in their friends with the ccp and go after the people. This is going to be the absolutely most corrupt administration we have ever had. That quid-pro-joe biden has already hinted at some of the… Read more »

Stripeseven
Stripeseven
4 months ago

The more we watch politicians, the more we understand how criminals think.

willyd
willyd
4 months ago
Reply to  Stripeseven

Why do you think that the criminals don’t get punished, they have the politicians on their side, and they don’t go to jail for treason!!!!!!!!!!!

Ltbdb
Ltbdb
4 months ago

The stage is being set for secession of the red states and or civil war. If they try to stop us we will have to wage unrestricted warfare. The communist must be totally eliminated down to the last one or it will never end.

JSNMGC
JSNMGC
4 months ago
Reply to  Ltbdb

Dozens of people on this site have spoken about civil war, revolutionary war, or certain states seceding from the union. Civil War seems to be the most popular. I’d like to understand your view of what that looks like. Do you see it occurring by state (whole states pitched one against the other)? Or, do you see it as some type of balkanization where numerous communities have people killing each other over political differences? Or, do you see some other scenario? Disclosure: I do not believe there will be a civil war, revolutionary war, or a secession of states from… Read more »

hippybiker
hippybiker
4 months ago
Reply to  JSNMGC

My answer. I think those of who choose to, should stand our ground and fire only if fired upon. As it was in the beginning. Let them push. Then let us push back! That is if we have the Intestinal Fortitude!

JSNMGC
JSNMGC
4 months ago
Reply to  hippybiker

In that scenario, would it be individuals against individuals in various heterogenous communities across the country?

In communities that have a near consensus on politics, there would be peace?

Tman72
Tman72
4 months ago
Reply to  JSNMGC

No , there would be mass looting and rioting amongst the “same consensus political communities” ….see early urban rioting,burning and destroying of property and people.
In the bigger Democratically controlled cities of course. It’s not hyperbole it’s a fact because it happens now.

JSNMGC
JSNMGC
4 months ago
Reply to  Tman72

The criminals you are referring to (BLM/Antifa) are committing crimes within their own community over what they perceive as LEO abuses. They commit those crimes because they have the benefit of LEO protection. It’s a spasm of anger that is tolerated by LEOs. The “civil war” being discussed in this thread is between two groups of people – communists (and Ltbdb no doubt takes a fairly broad view of them) vs. non-communists. I took the original post to mean this would be a war over political ideology and would be widespread. That is, it would be a “war” with sides… Read more »

Mystic Wolf
Mystic Wolf
4 months ago
Reply to  JSNMGC

No there won’t be peace, look at the riots that have been going on most of the year, those were nowhere near peaceful they were as violent as they could get, those violent protesters went on a spree to destroy every last bit of history in this country they even said that our history needs to be completely removed and rewritten, that from the head of that antifa group as well as from that blm bunch. Those on th÷ far left do not want any kind of peace they want to destroy everything that made this nation great. That quid-pro-joe… Read more »

JSNMGC
JSNMGC
4 months ago
Reply to  Mystic Wolf

This thread is about civil war and what it might look like, not a spasm of anger over police actions that only occurs because police protect the criminals.

What do you think “civil war” over political ideology (with sides fighting each other) would look like?

See my post below starting with “But wouldn’t a “civil war” . . .” using Montana as an example.

Tionico
Tionico
4 months ago
Reply to  Mystic Wolf

the riiots we’ve seen since last spring have been ALLOWED to continue because those in power in the places where they happend ALLOWED ande even sanctioned it. Those who did so (yes,I’m pointing to the sick traitoruois mayors and governors who ORDERED law enforcement to stand down and ALLOW it) and many who wold have willingly opposed such activiyt were also ordered to stand down by the LE protecting the rioters. WHY do you think Kyle, kf Kenosha fame, is being punished as he is? (simple= he stood against local poicy to alow/enable the destrution, chooing to protect private property.… Read more »

Arny
Arny
4 months ago
Reply to  Mystic Wolf

I believe France has it. And we the American taxpayer helped to make it a reality there. Misleading sold as a 500 megawatt reactor. US has one also. Lockheed Martin & MIT working also. China too.
https://news.newenergytimes.net/2020/10/10/iter-the-zero-megawatt-nuclear-fusion-reactor/
https://www.asiatimesfinancial.com/china-fires-up-nuclear-fusion-reactor
https://www.fool.com/investing/2020/10/11/americas-first-nuclear-fusion-reactor-online-2025/

Tman72
Tman72
4 months ago
Reply to  JSNMGC

Not sure of the OP’s view but to me it would look like a larger scale of what you have already seen …”Antifa” Black Bloc BLM vs American Patriots/Proud Boy skirmishes and the bigger city riots post Floyd killing. But due to the lefts support for vocally anti 2nd Amendment policies/politicians they wouldn’t be able to bare arms….but oh I forgot about their hypocrisy……nevermind.

JSNMGC
JSNMGC
4 months ago
Reply to  Tman72

But wouldn’t a “civil war” be on a much larger scale? Take Montana as an example: 57% of the residents voted for Trump and 40% voted for Biden. Seven counties had a majority of votes for Biden. In Missoula County, 60% of the votes were for Biden and 37% of the votes were for Trump. If the spark that starts the fire is the BATFE attempting to enforce new gun laws against a fairly small number of individual people who legally purchased semi-automatic firearms (and who did nothing wrong with them), will the Missoula County Sheriff deputies join those people in resisting the BATFE? Will… Read more »

Tionico
Tionico
4 months ago
Reply to  JSNMGC

If the Bidenharris team import the UN, the civil war you mentioin will look quite different. That will not be a true civil war, unless you figure UN plus biden comprise the “Lincoln” side of the conflict. In that case I woule expect that any American who is not totally in the tank with Biden & Co would be looking for those birght blue helmets, on which to put his crosshairs. Missoula can be fiarly effecgively and easily isolated, cut off. The valley, and roads, lend themsevels to that. Air? Another story. Seattle and Portland would be VERY difficult to… Read more »

SEMPAI
SEMPAI
4 months ago
Reply to  JSNMGC

To use the BATFE idea of a solid answer over the AR 15 pistol controversy, Well we can’t give you any Specifics But we’ll know it when we see it..

Last edited 4 months ago by SEMPAI
JSNMGC
JSNMGC
4 months ago
Reply to  SEMPAI

Too vague to respond to, but it doesn’t sound like “civil war.” To be clear, I’m not asking anyone what they would do as an individual, I’m just trying to understanding their view of what a “civil war” would look like. That phrase is repeated multiple times every day on this site. For example, would it be two sides, maybe Democrats/Socialists/Communists on one side and everyone else on the other? Or would it be entire states against other states? How does that work when even states like Montana and Georgia don’t have a clear majority of viewpoint? Or would it… Read more »

Last edited 4 months ago by JSNMGC
SEMPAI
SEMPAI
4 months ago
Reply to  JSNMGC

No one knows, but we’ll know it when we see it. If AOC has her way all the trumpsters names will be published along with addresses kinda like a modern day witch hunt..and then my vague answer may come to light.

SEMPAI
SEMPAI
4 months ago
Reply to  SEMPAI

I’m thinking voting records but if she saw my truck she would know.
I’ll sign it

Oldman
Oldman
4 months ago
Reply to  JSNMGC

If you ever saw the movie, “Escape from New York”, that is what I expect will it will look like, but maybe even more grim.

Arny
Arny
4 months ago
Reply to  JSNMGC

I would think it could be like Mexican villages fighting the drug cartels. Some of the towns security forces even stop the police to check their identity.

hippybiker
hippybiker
4 months ago

Typical scatology from a bag of monkey spunk from that crap hole The PRNJ!

archmark
archmark
4 months ago

A True Modern Day American NAZI!!! To The Gallows With Him!!!

lloyde
lloyde
4 months ago
Reply to  archmark

First, tar and feather him. Then get him out of politics and get a real job as a septic tank engineer..

Cruiser
Cruiser
4 months ago
Reply to  lloyde

That’s an insult to the septic workers.
Make him stand on a corner with a sign that says “Home less and hungry”, like they have done to so many.

Camotim
Camotim
4 months ago

Democrats love to treat the US Constitution as a dog treats a fire hydrant.

JSNMGC
JSNMGC
4 months ago
Reply to  Camotim

I agree. Unfortunately, Republican politicians only speak up when they are not in power. As soon as Biden takes office, you will see Republican politicians screaming about how Biden is using the BATFE to unlawfully enact gun control regulations (that have the force of law) without going through the elected legislature. It’s so predictable it’s funny.

Tman72
Tman72
4 months ago
Reply to  JSNMGC

It’s NOT funny at all!! It’s freaking ridiculous!

JSNMGC
JSNMGC
4 months ago
Reply to  Tman72

Somethings are so outrageous I just have to laugh (because it’s ridiculous).

lloyde
lloyde
4 months ago
Reply to  JSNMGC

Try pitiful.

JSNMGC
JSNMGC
4 months ago
Reply to  lloyde

Pitiful works for me.

Arny
Arny
4 months ago
Reply to  JSNMGC

give $

lloyde
lloyde
4 months ago
Reply to  Camotim

They believe it only if they can manipulate it to agree with their positions. Otherwise, it’s just a worthless piece of paper that shouldn’t exist.

PAF145
PAF145
4 months ago

Once again a scumbag pushes for war

Tman72
Tman72
4 months ago
Reply to  PAF145

Nobody pushes for war , they get pushed into war.

SK
SK
4 months ago

That’s some rich irony there. They spent over 4 years trying depose the will of the people.

ChootEm
ChootEm
4 months ago

The one thing that has come to light during the Trump administration is how nasty and vindictive the Liberals really are. IF Biden ends up in the office, Republicans should subject him to the same treatment the Liberals put Trump through for the last 4 years. Someone needs to stick a microscope so far up Biden’s a$$ that they’ll get to see his tonsils! There are *many* career politicians that need to be stripped of their cushy government benefits…FIRED…then put in hard labor prison for life with no possibility of pardon or parole.

gregs
gregs
4 months ago
Reply to  ChootEm

won’t happen because r’s are spineless and the drive-by media won’t even look at buyden unless they want to take him out, hence the recent stories about hunter, to put ,la/commiela (however you spell it) into office. compared to her, ol sleepy joe is a moderate.

Mystic Wolf
Mystic Wolf
4 months ago
Reply to  gregs

Yeah that kamawhamadingdong harris is a full blown communist and it would be more than happy to start killing the people off if they do not fall in line and do what she says.

Arny
Arny
4 months ago
Reply to  ChootEm

bring back chain gangs.

Green Mtn. Boy
Green Mtn. Boy
4 months ago

The nation lacks the hemp required.

willyd
willyd
4 months ago
Reply to  Green Mtn. Boy

NO, This country lacks the BALLS to drag these traitors out of their offices and hang them in the public!!!!!!!!!!!!

willyd
willyd
4 months ago
Reply to  Green Mtn. Boy

With the number of traitors in public office, we would have to ration to most treasonous ones first!!!!!!!!!!!!! Really would prefer a firing squad to complete the point!!!!

lloyde
lloyde
4 months ago
Reply to  willyd

You’d have to shoot the entire Democratic Party and all their staffs/aides.

Arny
Arny
4 months ago
Reply to  willyd

C’mon Man we’re in a ammo shortage.

Mystic Wolf
Mystic Wolf
4 months ago
Reply to  Green Mtn. Boy

A guillotine works equally well.

Grim
Grim
4 months ago
Reply to  Green Mtn. Boy

Too many are smoking the hemp! Way too layed back to fight!

John Ruger
John Ruger
4 months ago

I was asked by a staunch conservative woman. When are men going to stand up to this and be willing to fight for this country and not worry about losing their jobs. There were alot of people who gave up their fortunes and lives for the constitution and a new country.
There have been alot of men and women who have fought for this country who have given their lives. What are we and willing to do to preserve the nation and the constitution.
locked and loaded.

WI Patriot
WI Patriot
4 months ago
Reply to  John Ruger

“I was asked by a staunch conservative woman.”

She couldn’t have been that “staunch” if she’s not willing to stand up…this isn’t about “men”, it’s about those who will be willing to stand up to those that threaten this country, “both foreign and domestic”…

Finnky
Finnky
4 months ago
Reply to  WI Patriot

@WI – As the saying goes “colt made them equal”. While strength and physical abilities are still important in a fight, wylieness and skill with arms makes many women far more capable in a fight than the average man. So if she’s envisioning a physical combat gender does not provide a pass. “Standing up” does not necessarily require a fight. Even if it does, women standing in the front lines goads (and embarrasses) men to join in. If it comes to having a martyr for the cause, old white men just don’t seem to cut it. Women on the other… Read more »

gregs
gregs
4 months ago
Reply to  WI Patriot

yea, that equal rights thing.

lloyde
lloyde
4 months ago
Reply to  John Ruger

Make sure you have enough weapons while they are still available/affordable. Train until proficient and learn gun safety. Start trying to load up on ammunition. It’s getting harder and harder to find and prices are going through the roof. Ammunition may be Marxist’s first target. Tax the hell out of it to increase cost to the consumer, and then limit the quantity that can be purchased. Of course, they’ll want a national register to record all purchases.