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Oaths questioned as Trump’s backers fight against loss – PBS NewsHour

Before they take office, elected officials swear to uphold the U.S. Constitution. But what happens when they are accused of doing the opposite?

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Before they take office, elected officials swear to uphold the U.S. Constitution. But what happens when they are accused of doing the opposite?
As some Republicans in Congress continued to back President Donald Trumps doomed effort to overturn the election, critics including President-elect Joe Biden  alleged that they had violated their oaths and instead pledged allegiance to Trump.
The oaths, which rarely attract much attention, have become a common subject in the final days of the Trump presidency,…

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