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Letter: Uphold your oath, senator

  • Author: Holly R. Hill
    | Opinion
  • Updated: 6 days ago
  • Published 6 days ago

The oath of office that Sen. Dan Sullivan took to become an officer in the U.S. military includes, “I do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies foreign and domestic, that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office upon which I am about to enter.”

Did Sen. Sullivan forget this? He is refusing to acknowledge the president-elect; failing to enforce the constitutional transition that should be taking place right now; and participating in denying the president-elect the right to receive classified briefings to protect the United States. He is engaging in behavior designed to thwart the will of the American people, subvert the Constitution and support domestic enemies of these United States.

This behavior is a breach of his oath of office. Throughout the election, he sought to bolster his credentials with his service as a Marine. But he now readily fails to act like one. How about stepping up to the plate with Sen. Lisa Murkowski and Rep. Don Young and acknowledging the president-elect and enforcing the peaceful transfer of power?

— Maj. Holly R. Hill, US Army, Retired

Anchorage

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