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Pascrell Statement on Motion to Vacate

Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today announced he would not get involved in the ongoing House Republican civil war:

“If the Republican Conference is a circus, why would I go into the tent and step in elephant dung?” said Congressman Pascrell. “In less than a year, Kevin McCarthy has proven himself to be the weakest House Speaker in modern history. Every decision Mr. McCarthy has made was with eyes only on the Speaker’s gavel. Governance and trust have been secondary. Mr. McCarthy made corrupt bargains with right-wing extremists to seize power. He handed these misfits the tools they now wield against him so let him negotiate with these wolves. All Americans should watch this latest spectacle and know House Republicans have no business running a lemonade stand let alone the Congress. The House Republican majority can decide who they want to be Speaker of the House. But the Speaker cannot count on me to save him from the inmates he empowered in the Republican asylum.”

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