- The Washington Times - Wednesday, January 27, 2021

The Oregon Republican Party passed a resolution condemning the 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach former President Trump and claiming without evidence that the Jan. 6 Capitol riot was a “false flag” operation meant to hurt conservatives.

The state party’s resolution passed last week alleged there is “growing evidence that the violence at the Capitol was a ‘false flag’ operation designed to discredit President Trump, his supporters, and all conservative Republicans.”

“[T]his provided the sham motivation to impeach President Trump in order to advance the Democrat goal of seizing total power, in a frightening parallel to the February 1933 burning of the German Reichstag,” the resolution states.

The state party claimed that the Democratic-led effort to strengthen domestic terrorism laws following the Capitol attack will place “more emphasis on themes from the post-911 Patriot Act” to undermine the civil liberties of conservatives.

The resolution then names the 10 Republicans who voted to impeach Mr. Trump and urges “the voters of their districts to replace them with dedicated and courageous conservatives.”

Oregon Republican Party Chairman Bill Currier issued an accompanying statement slamming Democrats for attempting to lump all Trump supporters in with the Capitol rioters.

“This or any attempt to cancel or target anyone with deep concerns about the conduct of the 2020 election, or quite simply anyone who disagrees with Joe Biden and his supporters, should receive zero GOP support,” he said. “In fact, it should be condemned and opposed by anyone who still believes in free speech, the right to peaceably assemble, and the right to petition our government to redress grievances. The effort underway to erase the freedoms and liberties of millions of Americans should be opposed by all Americans.”

The resolution was passed by the party’s executive committee, not elected lawmakers, on Jan. 19, the eve of President Biden’s inauguration, The Oregonian reported.

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