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Bergman vote supports Trump, Putin, not allies

Recent reporting on Congressman Jack Bergman has omitted his votes in the U.S. House on two issues.

The impeachment votes cast on Dec. 18 saw First District Congressman Jack Bergman in lockstep with the Trumpist Party — formerly the Republicans — that said, in effect, “it’s OK to strong-arm an ally to provide dirt on a domestic rival (abusing the power of the office); it’s OK to ignore subpoenas (obstruct Congress); and it’s OK to give ‘aid and comfort’ to our enemy” (that would be Russia) by delaying funds approved by Congress for weapons the Ukraine needs to fight off Russian armed forces and rebels financed by Russia.” Bergman voted “nay” on both articles. No surprise there.

Curiously, Bergman on Dec. 3 voted against House resolution 546, which disproved Russia’s inclusion in Group of Seven summits until Russia respects the territorial integrity of its neighbors and adheres to the standards of democratic societies.

So the fair question is–why is Bergman so willing to be a patsy for Russian interests? Does he really want Russia and Putin to prevail over our ally, Ukraine, or is he so bound to The Donald that he forgets his oath of office was to the Constitution and not to Trump?

There’s a historical parallel — that is the German “Soldier’s Oath” used by soldiers, officers and civil servants in Germany between 1934 and 1945, pledging personal loyalty to Adolf Hitler in place of loyalty to the constitution of the country.

So while our allies in the Ukraine are fighting off Russian troops and Russian surrogate rebels, having suffered delays in receiving critical finances for Javelins, Bergman can snuggle up warm in his bed in St. Francisville, Louisiana, far from the cold Ukrainian soldiers suffering in foxholes and away from the casualties Ukrainian soldiers and civilians have endured because of Donald’s good buddy, Putin. Perhaps Bergman can be haunted by the spirits of dead Ukrainian patriots who gave their all in the fight against Russian invasion, and find that the Spirit of Christmas to come will be one where the Ukraine is free from Russian invaders, has the Crimea restored, and is not urged “I’d like you to do me a favor though,” to get involved in U.S. campaigns in order to get needed military aid and a visit to the White House.

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