Over 125 angry United States citizens rallied outside of Virginia Fifth District Congressman Tom Perriello’s Charlottesville office today, in protest of Perriello’s “yes” vote on the anti-American Cap and Trade bill (H.R. 2454). The convocation was initiated by Bill Hay, of the Jefferson Area Tea Party.
Signs brandished by gathered constituents portrayed Perriello as a “traitor,” as selling out America, and as a “political prostitute” among many other unflattering characterizations. Citizens spoke extemporaneously from the steps of the congressman’s office, forcefully and fervently denouncing Tom Perriello’s abandonment of his sworn duty to uphold the United States Constitution — some calling for the Congressman’s immediate resignation.
Ridge Schuyler, Perriello’s taxpayer-funded aide, took “notes” and tallied up constituent questions to “present” to Tom at a later date.
Notably absent from the rally was Congressman Perriello, himself, who despite staff claims that he was “not going to be in Charlottesville until Saturday,” was actually scheduled to appear at the University of Virginia, this evening at 5:30 PM.
Too bad Tom Perriello couldn’t find the time to drop by his own office this afternoon. Righteous voter indignation is a beautiful thing to behold, Tom.
P.S. Just in case you’ve forgotten, here is the oath you took upon assuming office:
I do solemnly swear (or affirm) 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 mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God.
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