Extreme partisanship is tearing our country apart
Extreme partisanship is tearing our country apart, and today I decided that we’ve all had more than enough.
This afternoon, I was presiding over the House floor debate on a resolution to condemn the President’s comments over the weekend. When Republicans moved to strike Speaker Pelosi’s statement that our President’s tweets were racist from the record, it was painfully obvious that they were more concerned with escalating than actually doing any real work for the American people.
That’s why I threw down my gavel, dropped the mic, and left the House floor. The American people deserve a Congress that will work for them.
Our failure to display civility is preventing Congress from getting anything done, and we can no longer tolerate such rancor.
Thank you for all that you do.