Dear USAA, this morning I read an article in the Washington Post titled: Lawmakers who objected to election results have been cut off from 20 of their 30 biggest corporate P.... As I scrolled through the article I came to a graphic showing which of those 30 companies had cut ties and which had not. I was surprised to see USAA listed and even more surprised, and most definitely disapointed, to see that USAA was among the ten largest corporate donors that had NOT YET cut ties to the 147 Republican lawmakers who objected to the results of the legitimate election of Joe Biden as our next President. I am a Navy veteran, and loyal 40 year USAA member. I understand that the majority of military personnel (both active and retired) are conservative and tend to vote Republican. I am disturbed though when loyalty to a political party is valued more than loyalty to country. As our great President, Theodore Roosevelt, said "Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does not mean to stand by the president."
Christopher Krebs, Former United States Director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, and a life-long Republican, stated unequivocally that the 2020 election was the most secure in US History. For that he was fired by the petulant Donald Trump (which should come as no surprise to anyone) despite the fact that Mr. Krebs was highly regarded by both Republican and Democratic lawmakers. The New York Times called election officials in all 50 states and found no evidence of voter fraud The allegations of election fraud are baseless and have been debunked at every turn. The courts have rejected every pitiful attempt by the Trump administration to overturn valid electio.... That includes the US Supreme Court's rejection of Trump's baseless claims. The vortex of lies and disinformation that have characterized the last four years of the Trump administration have created a dangerous and delusional fantasy world in which white supremacists, racists, violent anti-government conspirators, anarchists and other fringe members of society have become emboldened and empowered by their soon-to-be former Commander in Chief. The culmination of this great "stolen election" lie was the seditious riot and attempted overthrow of our government on January 6 of this year. After the terrible events of that day 147 Republican lawmakers had the temerity to stand in unison and reject the results of a free and fair election. Their actions, while a dismal failure, were motivated purely by politics and selfishness; Senators Cruz and Hawley jockying for their 2024 presidentail runs. They know better. They know the truth. Their disgusting anti-patriotism has only served to further the lie. Instead they should be working to repair the great damage that they and their leaders (Trump, McConnell, Graham, Nunes, McCarthy, etc.) have done to our nation and their own political party. Their actions have further divided an already fractured nation in the midst of a great pandemic. USAA should not have even one moment of hesitation in cutting ties with these politicians. Please, show some courage, make a statement, and end any association with these 147 scoundrels. Thank you!