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Mon Jul 12, 2021, 01:16 AM

In La Crescent, Hagedorn defends Jan. 6 anti-elector vote; constituents and press push back

We are praying that Congressman Jim Hagedorn overcomes the recurrence of his kidney cancer, which he revealed in a press release on Wednesday.

While the second-term Republican received good will on the condition of his health that day, some of his constituents were not so forgiving of a part of his record.

At the Rochester Post Bulletin, Matt Stolle reports in Rep. Jim Hagedorn defends Jan. 6 vote objecting to electors:

The Republican congressman holds town hall on same day he announced his cancer has returned.

In a sometimes raucous town hall meeting Wednesday, July 7, Rep. Jim Hagedorn defended his decision to object to the counting of electoral votes from Arizona and Pennsylvania on Jan. 6, the same day supporters of former President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol to disrupt the counting.

"Here's why I voted against the electors on Jan. 6: I took the stand on constitutional grounds," Hagedorn said. "States across the country made changes to our elections without the consultation and consent of the state legislature."

Hagedorn was pressed on the issue by Janette Dean, of Caledonia, who called Trump a "sore loser saying he didn't lose." She suggested that Trump damaged the country's democracy with his "big lie." And she accused Hagedorn of helping by voting "to take away Pennsylvania and Arizona."


Read more: https://www.bluestemprairie.com/bluestemprairie/2021/07/in-la-crescent-hagedorn-defends-jan-6-anti-elector-vote-constituents-and-press-push-back.html

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