Is Baldwin keeping the oath?

Is Baldwin keeping the oath?

Letters to the Editor do not reflect the opinions of The Reporter, its publisher or its staff. You can submit your own Letter to the Editor by email to News@ReadTheReporter.com . Dear Editor: It was recently revealed that Indiana State Senator Scott Baldwin is listed as a member of the Oath Keepers, a far-right anti-government militia group that helped orchestrate the Jan. 6 Capitol riots. At the very least, this should give us pause to dive into something we didn’t know about our representative, again. When asked, Sen. Baldwin claims that he has had no communication with the Oath Keepers since his $30 donation back in 2010, but has yet to denounce the Oath Keepers. It would be easy for Baldwin to clear his stance with the Oath Keepers by simply saying that he is no longer a member and does not support them or their actions with an unambiguous and direct denouncement. But he hasn’t. Why? Back in 2010, the Oath Keepers were described to Baldwin as a “pro-constitution and pro-second amendment” group. Which was clearly a big draw for him. During the 2020 campaign season, we never got a chance to really learn about Baldwin and his beliefs, but we have since learned that Baldwin is all about guns and will back groups that support loosening firearm regulation locally and nationally. In fact, in his first year in the General Assembly, Baldwin signed a resolution emphasizing the Senate’s commitment “…to protect the constitutional right to keep and […]

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