STATEMENT: Auchincloss on Certification of Electoral College
Washington, D.C. —Today, Congressman Jake Auchincloss (D, MA-04) released the following statement on his plans to vote for certification of the Electoral College and the future of our country:
“Today I am voting to certify the results of the Electoral College in what should be a symbolic process that showcases our nation's commitment to democracy and the peaceful transfer of power. It is disgraceful that with COVID raging and American lives and livelihoods on the line, a subset of Republicans are manufacturing a Constitutional crisis. Their lack of moral courage in the face of a temper tantrum from a defeated president has made this perhaps the most dismal day for democracy in our lifetimes.
“But at the end of this dark day, the Constitution will prevail. Tomorrow is when we can show the world that we’re better than this. With new leadership, we will end this pandemic. And with a rising generation of young voters and elected officials, we will tackle climate change and build an economy that works for everyone. Onwards."