Today, Town of Bangor Supervisor and U.S. Army veteran Sam Arentz called on radical insurrectionist Derrick Van Orden to join him at the Bangor Laborers’ Local 140 to watch the Jan. 6 Committee hearing.

“As a fellow veteran, I’m calling on Derrick Van Orden to put his patriotism to the test and join me in watching the Jan. 6 Committee hearing on the very same insurrection that he took part in two years ago,” said Sam Arentz, U.S. Army veteran. “Derrick has been happy to hide from media inquiries, from sharing a debate stage with Brad Pfaff, and from the voters of this district. He has no right to hide from a brother-in-arms, and if he’s as true of a patriot as he claims, he’ll join me at the Bangor Laborers’ Local 140 at 12:00pm today. Anything short of that tells me everything I need to know about this so-called ‘patriot’.”

Chair Bennie Thompson has said that this hearing could be the last in the Committee’s investigation of the Jan. 6 attack. The Committee has had successes and shown us how fragile our democracy was two years ago, but insurrectionists have slipped through the cracks and are now on the ballot this November. Derrick needs to answer for his participation in the Jan. 6 attack if he wants to be a real candidate for Congress, and he now has the perfect opportunity to do so.

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