I hoped to spend this past week working in DC with my colleagues on the most pressing issues Americans are facing today, including: a new COVID-19 relief package, getting our kids back to school, and boosting vaccine distribution.
But unfortunately, I wasn't able to spend nearly enough time on these crucial challenges.
Our time on YOUR dime was wasted talking about the loudest, most unhinged voices in the room. Frankly, this week in Washington was like watching an episode of Jerry Springer.
To be clear, the embrace of QAnon, conspiracy theories, or any other extreme, racist, bigoted, or violent views will always get a forceful condemnation from me. Like many of you, I firmly believe such toxic rhetoric and behavior has absolutely zero place in America, let alone in Congress. I've condemned Members who peddle this lunacy, no matter their party, at every opportunity.
I am tired of wasting the time you pay me to use to address the serious challenges facing our nation. It’s past-time to prioritize the needs of everyday hard-working Americans. It’s time to get to work.