Oct 19 2021
07:43 am


U.S. Rep. Tim Burchett, R-Tenn., addressed the Blount County Conservative Coalition at the Blount County Public Library on Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, and "decried vaccine mandates and Democrats he said were trying to end "our" way of life."

"Our nation is in a terrible struggle for survival right now," Burchett said. "Our way of life, our very foundation, is under attack by the left. It is nothing short of spiritual warfare."

Burchett went after Democrats on several fronts, including proposed vaccine mandates, infrastructure and public education.

"I stated the other day — and it caused a little firestorm on Twitter, which I said it to do just that, but it is the truth — I said 'you know, we ought to do away with the Department of Education,'" Burchett said to thunderous applause.

A discussion on election integrity grew heated.

And then...

"I'm telling you, it's almost to arms. The people are ready to take up arms!" Blount County Commissioner Steve Mikels said. "On Jan. 6, we tried that. I was there! You know who was there? There was women and children. And they want to call us terrorists? Domestic terrorists?"

What is wrong with Burchett, Mikels, and their supporters? They can't handle and admit to a fair election just because their candidate did not get elected. As a result they want to destroy our country and the great society we have built. They do love to stir up their 30% on the Twitters.

"We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America."

jbr's picture

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Mark Harmon's picture

Here's one way to respond...

wisdom4all's picture

Tim Burchett

Please Knoxville can we have the wisdom and the vision to get rid of Tim Burchett and all he represents

JaHu's picture

Mikels needs to take this

Mikels needs to take this into consideration when he spats off "taking up arms". When the US was in the Civil War there were probably no more than 6 or 7 million firearms including just 12 gatling guns used during the war. It was a very bloody war. Today there are at least 400 million firearms in this country, and that's just the ones owned by civilians. Imagine a war in this country with that many weapons being used. It would be the bloodiest war in world history. And I don't even want to imagine the military being involved in it. After that other countries could just walk in and take over.

Mike Daugherty's picture

Burchett is showing his true

Burchett is showing his true colors. He is a right wing nut case. I would not be surprised if Burchett, like our mentally ill mayor Jacobs has been donating to The Oath Keepers and other extremists groups.I would not be surprised if they had swastikas flags hanging in their offices.Burchett and Jacobs are losers and embarrassments to our community.

R. Neal's picture

After talking with him a few

After talking with him a few times, I thought he would be a more moderate Republican. Guess not. He's now a more radical version of Jimmy Duncan, with a pulse. And a Trumper Forever. Such a disappointment. I shouldn't be surprised. I said he was a populist, and he said, no, he's a libertarian.

As Maya Angelou said, "When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time."

Except Burchett hasn't actually shown us who he is, other than an assimilated member of the Trump cult. So, I guess he's just an opportunistic chameleon.

jbr's picture

He is whatever he has to be

He is whatever he has to be to stay in office. But that isn’t unusual where he is at.

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