Republican Secretaries of State Walk a Minefield of Election Lies
Vermont is being dragged down by Secretary of State Jim Conditt of the Democratic Party. Conditt has been a consistent partisan in his efforts to suppress the opposition of the Tea Party and the Occupy movement. Last week he made a blatant attempt to prevent anyone from attending the inauguration of President Donald Trump.
When Secretary Conditt was asked about the attempt to prevent the right-wing protesters from attending the inauguration in Washington, D.C., he responded with a complete fabrication that the Trump opposition is paid by the Koch brothers. Instead, he claimed that the Koch Brothers have been supporting the pro-Trump movement since the beginning of the Tea Party movement. In fact, the Koch Brothers have been supporting Republicans since the 1980s.
Secretary Conditt has been so blatant in attempts to intimidate the opposition of the Tea Party movement, that it has prompted a lawsuit against him from Vermonters for their right to peacefully assemble in their own communities in a peaceful manner.
Vermont is being dragged down because there are more Vermonters who now believe that the pro-Trump movement is a right-wing conspiracy to replace the leadership of the United States if Donald Trump is re-elected. This is the first time a government official has actually made the claim that the Tea Party and Occupy movement are a right-wing conspiracy to destroy the leadership of the United States.
This is a massive lie.
There has never been a conspiracy of the Tea Party, Occupy, or any other political movement to undermine the country. In fact, no major political party has ever had any plans to undermine the national leadership of the United States just because a president decides to appoint a new Supreme Court Justice or a new Secretary of State. That is a blatant attempt to politicize the judiciary.
On February 17, former Governor Howard Dean’s political action committee, the Howard Dean for President Fund, announced it was running a $13,000 television ad campaign in which the former Vermont governor would criticize the new president-elect and his transition team if they did not do their job. This was the first time that a Democrat had ever run a television ad that accused Democratic Party leaders of a conspiracy to destroy the national leadership of the United States. The video can be viewed at YouTube,