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Letter signed by 84 Maryland lawmakers calling on Representative Andy Harris to resign

Republican Andy Harris retains District 1 Congressional seat
Posted at 10:11 PM, Jan 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-11 22:11:09-05

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — A letter has been signed by 71 members of the House of Delegates and 13 members of the Maryland Senate condemning Representative Andy Harris and calling on him to resign.

The letter, tweeted by Delegate Eric Luedtke calls on Harris to resign due to "the part he played in undermining a free and fair election and stoking violence."

In the letter, they address Harris saying that for months, he has joined in "cynical, politically motivated attempts to undermine the legitimate, free and fair election that selected Joe Biden as the next President of the United States."

They continue, stating that he has joined in "trafficking lies and conspiracy theories" which have caused division and hate among the people.

"Rather than recognizing that your words and behavior in office have damaged our democracy, have threatened our Constitution, and have undermined the nation you are sworn to, your response to the attack on our Capitol was to continue to use the same words and behavior," the letter reads. "To vote with too many of your colleagues to undermine a free and fair election. To give comfort to the enemies of democracy within our borders and around the world."

Luedtke continued in his Twitter thread stating that Harris has "disgraced himself, his state, and his country."