Several recent editorials throughout the district question Jack Bergman’s commitment to serve and protect the people he represents.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Government of the People, by the People, and for the People. It is fundamental, not a mere disagreement.
Here are summaries of editorials and letters to the editor from Northern Michigan, just from the past two weeks.
"On Thursday at 4:09 p.m., the House of Representatives voted on this question: Recommending that the House of Representatives find Stephen K. Bannon in contempt of Congress for his refusal to comply with a subpoena duly issued by the Select Committee to investigate the Jan. 6 attack on the United States Capitol.
This is not what we need from the representative from Michigan’s 1st Congressional District. No matter how Bergman tries to sugarcoat it, he’s in league with the insurrectionists when he votes against finding out the facts of Jan. 6."
"The disrespect for democracy that Jack Bergman has engaged in since the 2020 election is shameful. What are you hiding Jack? What are you hiding by attempting twice to negate our legally cast votes? What are you hiding by voting no twice to investigate the murderous assault on the US Capital?
A Congressman who has nothing to hide would make a clear public statement dis-avowing domestic violent extremists and admitting that he was categorically wrong about the 2020 election." – Gerard Grabowski, Bear Lake ➤
I am writing to express my ongoing concerns about our U.S. Rep. Jack Bergman. His actions undermine our democracy. He voted to overturn the election of our legally and democratically elected president and later voted against a bipartisan investigation of the Jan. 6 insurrection. – Linda Frank, Williamsburg ➤
What’s even more troubling are communications I am hearing from constituents calling into Bergman's office shared with our campaign. One example:
"I called Jack's office (202) 225-4735 and asked why he didn't vote to find Bannon in contempt of congress. Answer: I haven't spoken to the congressman about that, but I would be happy to pass along any concerns you have in that regard.
I then asked whether or not the congressman felt that Biden won the election. His answer was that he did not vote to accept the results of the election."
I only hope what I am hearing isn't true. Why isn't his staff aware of Jack's vote and reasoning? Was that answer another diversion from the truth? Really, doesn’t Jack and his staff believe Biden is our President?
No matter if we agree or disagree on issues, our democracy is at risk. Jack owes his constituents explanations.