Earlier this week, a supermajority of members of the Tennessee House of Representatives made the just, legal, and appropriate decision to expel two members of their body. These two members engaged in disorderly, uncivilized, and disrespectful behavior not befitting the House, and the New York Young Republican Club commends their former peers for ejecting them. We regret that a third insurrectionist’s fate was spared in the process.
The United States suffers today from a malignant leftist cancer that must be pursued aggressively and relentlessly. Tennessee Republicans showed a commitment to this value, and we hope that their efforts inspire Republicans at all levels of government to start fighting back.
Unfortunately, many weak individuals within the Republican Party disagree with our clear and correct position. Among them is New York Assemblyman Ed Ra (AD-19), who issued the following tweet:
As a Republican state legislator I’ll say this quite clearly: this is unconstitutional and a disgraceful way for a majority party to wield power. https://t.co/sNSPotZsho
— Assemblyman Ed Ra (@EdwardRa19) April 6, 2023
In making this statement, Ra proves that he is a committed America Last man who lacks the spine and intelligence to represent his constituents effectively.
Ra’s statement that members of the Tennessee House of Representatives acted unconstitutionally boggles the mind of anyone with the most basic understanding of the American legal system. The United States Constitution has seven articles; zero of them address procedural matters of state legislatures. In fact, the Tenth Amendment of the United States Constitution notes that “[t]he powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.” Tennessee uses this delegated authority to, in Article II Section 12 of its constitution that “each House may determine the rules of its proceedings, punish its members for disorderly behavior, and, with the concurrence of two-thirds, expel a member.”
Ra is an attorney (albeit not one licensed to practice in Tennessee); therefore, one must conclude that he either lied in his tweet to seek clout or that his mental prowess is akin to that of a slug.
Ra also accuses a supermajority of members of the Tennessee House of Representatives of acting in “a disgraceful way.” This mentality bespeaks Ra’s low interest in winning. When faced with a problem, he has no interest in solving it; he is a pathetic man who would let anyone walk all over him, even when granted explicit authority to solve the problem.
Does Ra apply this mentality in other aspects of his life? Do his constituents know that their representation is so weak?
The New York Young Republican Club asserts that the people of AD-19 deserve better representation than Ra could possibly provide. We encourage him to resign so he can spend his days re-reading the United States Constitution that he so clearly does not understand. Should he not do so, we look forward to supporting a primary challenger better equipped to represent AD-19’s interests from a position of strength.
Enough is enough; it is time for the gloves to come off. Ra isn’t up to the task.