February 12 – With the recent announcement of what’s been dubbed the WITF Scarlet Letter campaign, Representative Rob Kauffman stands firm behind his choices.
WITF announced last week that they will include any legislator’s decision to support the January 6 insurrection on the Capitol in Washington in any future news story they run.
“We are Americans,” Kauffman said. “This is the greatest country in the world. We have a voice. I am that voice. I am the voice of the people. We have publicly funded television and radio that is going to taint every story that comes out with my name in. It’s going to say Representative Rob Kauffman who opposed the certification of our election. This is how they are going to run every story.”
Kauffman finds it funny in a very sickening way. “I’m amused at their disgusting tactics,” he said. “But this is what is happening. This is just the tip of the iceberg. It’s not about me. I don’t care. Say whatever you’d like.”
Representative Rob Kauffman appeared on News Talk 103.7 FM’s First News with Pat Ryan and Michele Jansen.
Michele Jansen noted that they’re spreading a narrative that these legislators are traitorous. “They’re saying you inspired the insurrection on January 6. And they want to keep reminding people of that. That’s why we’re calling it a scarlet letter.”
Kauffman said the press has done this to president Trump since the beginning.
“It shows if you can do this to the President of the United State, you can pretty much do it to anyone,” he noted. “There are no holds barred.”
“You’re being dehumanized, Rob,” Jansen insisted. “They’re trying to identify groups of people that they want to dehumanize and say these are the bad people. That’s a very dangerous role for media to be getting involved in.”
Pat Ryan talked about how public radio gets funded. They “beg for money, they advertise, they get federal funding, funding from other foundations and now I have to give my money out of the state for these guys?”
Kauffman predicted that “any gravy train from the state (for public broadcasting) is about to hit a brick wall.”