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REP. JEFFRIES ON HOUSE FLOOR: THE TREACHEROUS AND SEDITIOUS BEHAVIOR MUST END

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), in a heartfelt speech on the Floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, condemned the treacherous and seditious behavior of those in the nation who refuse to acknowledge that Joe Biden will be the 46th President of the United States. 

Given the failure to produce a shred of evidence of voter fraud, Rep. Jeffries called out individuals like former Congressman Allen West who he characterized as members of the Jefferson Davis Caucus. According to Rep. Jeffries, it’s time to stop providing aid and comfort to an insurrection. The charade must end.

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Remarks as delivered:

“I rise today to condemn the treacherous and seditious behavior of some in this nation who continue to poison the integrity of our democracy.

The voters have spoken. 

The recounts have spoken. 

The electoral college has spoken. 

Joe Biden will be the 46th President of the United States of America.

Over 80 million people voted for Joe Biden, more than any other presidential candidate in American history. 

Joe Biden won blue states like New York and California. 

Joe Biden won swing states like Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. 

Joe Biden won red states like Georgia and Arizona. 

Joe Biden is the next President of the United States of America.

And yet, there are some in this country who continue to peddle wild conspiracy theories without a shred of evidence. 

The Republican Governor of Georgia found no evidence of voter fraud. 

The Republican Governor of Arizona [found] no evidence of voter fraud. 

The Republican-led FBI found no evidence of voter fraud. 

The Republican-led Department of Justice found no evidence of voter fraud. 

Republican-appointed judges throughout the country have found no evidence of voter fraud.

The Republican Attorney General, Bill Barr, found no evidence of voter fraud.

The Supreme Court, with six Republican-appointed justices, dismissed the baseless lawsuit that contained not a shred of evidence of voter fraud.

Joe Biden was duly elected as the next President of the United States of America, and yet there are some in this nation who are behaving like members of the Jefferson Davis Caucus, including a former member of this chamber who suggested that Texas secede.

It’s time to respect the Constitution. 

It’s time to respect our democracy. 

It’s time to respect the voters. 

It’s time to respect the rule of law. 

It’s time to respect the peaceful transfer of power. 

It’s time to end this charade. 

It’s time to stop providing aid and comfort to an insurrection. 

It’s time to stop lying to the American people.”

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