Recently, Republicans sent a letter to the leaders of Iran vowing that no deal worked out with the United States would last, and promising that their party would sabotage any negotiations.
To the leaders of Iran, this was a sign that America is still willing to elect idiots who don’t understand their own country’s laws. To our allies (and future allies), this says that America is untrustworthy. To the citizens of our nation, it is a humiliating display.
These treasonous actions have taken Twitter by storm. Since the letter controversy arose, hashtag #47Traitors has been at (or near) the top of the “Trends” list on the social media platform, with the denizens of the Interwebs condemning the actions of these lawmakers:
The Logan Act reads:
Any citizen of the United States, wherever he may be, who, without authority of the United States, directly or indirectly commences or carries on any correspondence or intercourse with any foreign government or any officer or agent thereof, with intent to influence the measures or conduct of any foreign government or of any officer or agent thereof, in relation to any disputes or controversies with the United States, or to defeat the measures of the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both.
This section shall not abridge the right of a citizen to apply, himself or his agent, to any foreign government or the agents thereof for redress of any injury which he may have sustained from such government or any of its agents or subjects.
Each of these men and women is in violation of the Logan Act. A petition has successfully gained all the signatures required to warrant a White House response in just 24 hours.
These 47 individuals should be removed from office because of their treasonous actions. You can let your voice be heard by signing the petition to have them charged, here.