SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – United States Congressman John Curtis (R-Utah) is reacting to a ‘wanted’ poster left on his door on Thursday.
On January 14, Rep. Curtis says he came across an alarming ‘wanted’ poster, making him and his colleagues really concerned.
“This was taped to my office door a few minutes ago,” Curtis shares with MSNBC reporter Katy Tur in a Zoom interview.
The image depicts the congressman with skulls and crossbows over his eyes. “It’s in reference to me not supporting the objection to the articles of impeachment…I know my colleagues are very, very concerned.”
The ‘wanted’ poster goes on to say the following:
“For resisting the true electoral victor Trump & willful failure to stand to object to the corrupt & vitiated states!“
The quote then is accompanied by Alexander Hamilton’s 28th essay from The Federalist;
“If the representatives of the people betray their constituents, there is then no resource left but in the exertion of that original right of self-defense which is paramount to all positive forms of government, and which against the usurpations of the national rulers, may be exerted with infinitely better prospect of success than against those of the rulers of an individual state.”
The Federalist is a series of 85 essays written by Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison between October 1787 and May 1788.
The papers were written and published to urge New Yorkers to ratify the proposed United States Constitution.
“This doesn’t make me fearful or angry, it makes me sad for the divisiveness in our country. I invite my colleagues and constituents alike to show civility and respect — especially when disagreeing. That is the only way we can heal as a nation,” Congressman John Curtis shares in a tweet. “It’s just a very troubling time for all of us.”
The nation has erupted in tension following the riots take took the Capitol by storm, January 6.
During the riot, protesters tore down metal barricades at the bottom of the Capitol’s steps and were met by officers in riot gear. Some tried to push past the officers who held shields and officers could be seen firing pepper spray into the crowd to keep them back. Some in the crowd were shouting “traitors” as officers tried to keep them back.
President Donald Trump called on supporters that had overtaken the nation’s capitol to “go home” in a video posted to Twitter.
“I know your pain, I know your hurt,” he begins. “We had an election that was stolen from us. It was a landslide election and everyone knows it, especially the other side.”
“We will never give up, we will never concede,” Trump concluded in his hour-long remarks.