State Rep. Jerry Knowles responded to the Schuylkill County Democratic Committee’s demand that he recant any statements made about there being a fraudulent Presidential election in 2020.
In a statement received by Coal Region Canary on Saturday evening, the Republican representative from the 124th district in the State House of Representatives condemned the actions of Jan. 6, 2021 at the US Capitol, but didn’t come anywhere near recanting his position on election integrity.
Despite the thought of potentially having “blood on his hands” as Democrat Committee chairman Hugh Reiley said he would, Knowles said legislators in Harrisburg would go forward with hearings to investigate the actions prior to, during, and after the 2020 election in Pennsylvania.
Here’s Knowles’ full statement:
“What took place in Washington, D.C. recently is outrageous and totally unacceptable. There is no place in our society for anyone to storm our nation’s Capitol. This behavior is not covered under the First Amendment, in the same way that destroying property, setting fires, destroying and damaging historic statues, and attacking members of law enforcement are not covered under the First Amendment.
“I believe the election process in Pennsylvania was flawed on Constitutional grounds. Both the Wolf Administration and the State Supreme Court overstepped their boundaries by unlawfully legislating.
“The House State Government Committee has started the process of conducting an audit and scheduling House Hearings on the entire election process.
“I urge everyone to take a step back, take a deep breath, respect the Constitution, and realize how fortunate we are to live in this great Country.”
Here’s what Knowles was responding to, a letter he received Saturday saying he’d have “blood on his hands” if he didn’t recant his position on the 2020 election and declare it lawful: Schuylkill County Democrats Demand Local GOP Recant Statements on 2020 Election Fraud