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Auchincloss: McCarthy should take care of white supremacy in own ranks, not fly down to kiss the ring of Donald Trump

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Washington, D.C. – This morning, United States Representative Jake Auchincloss, who serves the 4th congressional district which includes Fall River, Taunton, and Attleboro, joined MSNBC to discuss breaking news in former President Trump’s impeachment trial, extremism in the GOP, and safety at the Capitol.

In the interview, Auchincloss discussed the second Impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump that is expected to begin on February 9th.

“[Trump’s lawyers] don’t want to defend the worst president in history. Regardless though, the Senate has a duty to convict – insurrection is unconstitutional. We’ve got to set a precedent that no president is above the law. And we also need to put distance between ourselves and this argument that somehow Congress can’t do two jobs at once. That we can’t govern in the midst of a crisis while holding a president to account and supporting and defending the constitution. We absolutely can do both. American families have been juggling a host of responsibilities for a year now. Congress can do likewise… I don’t care that much what Trump’s legal defense team looks like. What I care about is whether the Republican conference finally uses this as an opportunity to demonstrate moral leadership.”

Auchincloss also commented on what he feels is white supremacy governing the ranks of the Republican Party.

“Leader McCarthy should be taking care of white supremacy in his own ranks instead of flying down to Palm Beach to kiss the ring of Donald Trump…Trump is never going to do the right thing, but Republican leadership still has the opportunity to take the olive branch that President Biden extended and to work with us to finally put truth first and to tackle the pandemic at a time when so many Americans are hurting…Republicans are at a fork in the road right now. President Biden said in his inauguration, I want to work with you to take on the pandemic – to invest in jobs and infrastructure. I know Democrats in Congress want to work in a bipartisan fashion to take on this national disaster and to put Americans back to work – to build an economy that’s working for everybody. And instead, Republicans are letting extremism and white supremacy and sedition govern their ranks. Republican leadership needs to take ownership of this and instead they are continuing to buy into this most noxious element of their conference.”

Auchincloss also addressed in the interview the new fence being installed at The Capitol and recent incidents and comments tied to Georgia State Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene.

“I’ve said immediately upon the insulation of this new fence that we do not want the Capitol to resemble a ‘Green Zone,’ that we do not want to turn the home of our democracy into a fortress. It’s not a healthy posture – journalists and constituents and taxpayers should be able to access the Capitol. I feel safe, want to have a permeable Capitol, however, Marjorie Taylor Greene is trying to bring a gun onto the House floor and she has called for violence against Speaker Pelosi, against Barack Obama, against Hillary Clinton. I absolutely do not blame or doubt my colleagues who don’t feel safe around her.”

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  1. Mortis Maximus

    January 31, 2021 at 7:46 pm

    Jake; you are part of a dying breed here in Mass. You will become extinct as soon as we move to end the use of Dominion voting machines. The true will of the people in MA. Is liberty and patriotism,
    America first. If you think that a progressive agenda that weakens social equity by wealth redistibution will be the future, this Big Lie will be exposed. When it comes to our God Given rights spelled out clearly in the Bill of Rights tread carefully. Don’t use the worn out and tired rhetoric of your beloved communist idols, to try and extinguish the spirit of liberty. Your ideas are old and tired,the future belongs to the people. The Skism of Elitism and corrupted power centers is being rebelled against. You do not represent anyone but yourself and from what I have seen you are bent on power.

  2. Liberty

    January 31, 2021 at 7:59 pm

    Kiss the ring of Nancy Pilltosi you will. Great messaging coming from little Jakie, good call to unity. This guys boss puts a chinese spy on the House Intelligence committee and not a peep about it to his constituents. The democrat party along with the bacterial rino plants are corrupted to the core. Trump is winning election in a landslide across the country, then bang 6 states stop counting votes in the middle of the night. Ballot drops in the hundreds of thousands then occur and a Senile Idiot is President. Not to mention that Biden and his family are complete criminal interlopers. “We have built the largest voter fraud organization in history” Joe Biden… Wake up people. You are being maniplated by total liars.

  3. Liberty

    January 31, 2021 at 8:06 pm

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