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Pat Fallon on Principles & Values

 

 


In Congress for 3 days before Jan. 6 insurrection

[In Congress during the Jan. 6 insurrection], as I made my way out of the back of the chamber, I took another look at the Republicans walking out with me. One had grabbed a wooden post with a hand sanitizer dispenser attached to it and was carrying it like a club, in case he needed it to defend himself against the rioters. "Are you that worried?" I asked him, as we began filing down the stairs from the Speaker's lobby and through the corridors below the Capitol. "Yes," he said agitatedly. "I think I just heard gunshots." He was right--only 50 feet away from the stairs, on the other side of the lobby, Ashli Babbitt, a 14- year veteran of the Air Force, had just been shot to death by a Capitol Police officer.

"How long have you been here?" I asked the Republican.

"Seventy-two hours," he replied.

"What?"

"I was just elected. I replaced John Ratcliffe. I'm Pat Fallon."

I looked him in the eye and said: "It's not always like this."

Source: Midnight in Washington, by Adam Schiff, p. 6-7, (on Jan. 6) , Oct 12, 2021

Oppose certification of the 2020 Presidential election.

Fallon voted YEA blocking certification of the Electoral vote

Explanation of 1/6/21 Electoral Certification, by Emily Brooks, Washington Examiner:Sen. Ted Cruz and Rep. Paul Gosar led an objection to counting Electoral College votes from the state of Arizona, the first formal objection to state results in a series of moves that will delay the certification of Joe Biden as the winner of the 2020 presidential election over President Trump. Cruz is advocating for an `emergency 10-day audit` of election returns in disputed states. The usually ceremonial joint session of Congress that convenes to count and accept Electoral College votes will be put on hold as the House and Senate separately debate the objection.