An oath is a solemn promise regarding one’s future action or behavior. Our Pledge of Allegiance commits us to our country and Constitution that unites and protects us.

All military recruits pledged “The Oath of Enlistment”:

“I, _____, do solemnly swear (affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God.”

Congressional winners swear the following oath: 

“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.”

These pledges to defend our country and Constitution are clear. Rep. Van Orden has taken each of these oaths. Despite that, he participated in the 1-6-2021 insurrection. He frequently votes against critical bills and puts our nation at financial and military risk.  He recently heckled President Biden at the State-of-the-Union Address. He lacks decorum, respect, and good judgment. It’s time for change!