McGovern Statement on Protest of Election Results in Congress

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Last week U.S. Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA), a senior House Democrat and leading voice on U.S.-Russia relations, released the following video statement to explain his formal protest during today’s Joint Session of Congress to certify the results of the 2016 presidential election.Click here to view the video. Full text of Congressman McGovern’s statement is below.

 “Today I was the first member of Congress to rise and formally object to the certification of this presidential election. I raised the issue of Russian interference in our election, which I find appalling, and I continue to be troubled by the fact that Donald Trump doesn’t seem to care. I also raised the issue of voter suppression which is a problem all throughout our country.

 “I took this action today knowing that I would not prevail and knowing that this was largely a symbolic gesture, but I think it was an important gesture nonetheless. Because I think it is important that people who have concerns, who are troubled by the things Donald Trump talked about during his campaign and about the things that he’s talked about and tweeted since the campaign.

“I think it is important that we make clear that we’re going to stand up and we’re going to fight back. I hope that there will be areas of commonality with the new administration where we can work together to help this country move forward and to work on things that will help my constituents. But I want to make it clear that I’m going to stand up and fight back in the face of policies that I deplore.

“Politics is not about rolling over. Politics is about standing up for you believe in and fighting for those things. So that is what I’m going to do. I’m going to stand up and help build a wall of resistance against policies that will do damage to our country and do damage to the people of my district who have given me the privilege of serving in the United States Congress.”

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Comments

  1. Frank Lee says:

    “The 1980s are now calling to ask for their foreign policy back because…the Cold War’s been over for 20 years.”
    -President Obama in a debate with Mitt Romney

    “It’s somewhat dated to be looking backwards,”
    -Hilary Clinton on Romney’s assertions about the Russians

    “one of a small group of Cold War holdovers,”
    -VP Biden on Romney’s assertions about the Russians

    “Mitt Romney talks like he’s only seen Russia by watching ‘Rocky IV,’”
    -Secretary John Kerry on Romney’s assertions about the Russians

    ““I don’t know what decade this guy’s living in,Is he trying to play Ronald Reagan here, or what?”
    -Chris Mathews on Romney’s assertions about the Russians

    “He read about Reagan’s private, outside-the-CIA cabal of team-B zealots who were telling him that Russia had all the stuff they didn’t have so he could justify a giant defense budget,”
    -Rachael Maddow on Romney’s assertions about the Russians

  2. Adjutant Joseph McMahon says:

    evidently Representative McGovern finds no problem with “policies that I deplore” that include total dishonesty by the existing President not having a valid birth certificate nor social security number and with the desecration of Constitutional Freedoms, the infiltration of our country not with refugees but insurgents and not with the multiple occurrences of voter fraud all in favor of Hilary Clinton. And how does he justify the blatant promotion of hatred towards Police and Christians????

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