June 29, 2021

VIDEO: ICYMI: Auchincloss: I Have Confidence In Speaker Pelosi On January 6th Commission


VIDEO: ICYMI: Auchincloss: I Have Confidence In Speaker Pelosi On January 6th Commission

Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Jake Auchincloss (D, MA-04), joined MSNBC’s Hallie Jackson to discuss the January 6th Commission, recent airstrikes in Syria, and President Biden’s commitment to passing a bi-partisan infrastructure bill. Auchincloss is a member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and a Marine veteran having commanded infantry in Afghanistan and special operations in Panama. He's now a major in the reserves.

WATCH: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HDPgsR-HMBc 


On the January 6th Commission

“I think Speaker Pelosi has been doing this since I was in middle school and I’ve got great confidence in her judgement in how to put this commission together. The American people deserve transparency and accountability. This was an attack on our Democracy and should be as a-political as possible and we need to get answers and we need to set up some recommendations for how to prevent it from happening again in the future...The Republicans had their chance to make this a truly a-political and bipartisan commission, and instead they chose Trump over truth.” 

On Airstrikes in Syria

“This is in keeping with, I think, a broader strategic approach to Iran, which is that there are three core issues here: one is their development of a nuclear weapon; one is their funding of proxy terror groups; and one is their development of ballistic missiles. And those three issues are going to require a whole range of American responses from diplomatic to economic to, at times, kinetic. And we need to be treating each of these three with different levers as these strikes demonstrate.”       

On Passing A Bipartisan Infrastructure Proposal

“We’re going to focus on passing an infrastructure deal right now. I think the bipartisan policy framework that we have is a good one. I’d like to see the House’s infrastructure bill be the nucleus of that with $100 billion in funding for transit and $300 billion for roads and bridges. I’d like to see clean water, clean energy, and broadband round out that package. But we are going to pass an infrastructure bill in Congress and we’re going to deliver for the American people with it. I think we’re in for a busy summer of negotiations and back and forth. And we’ve got President Biden and Speaker Pelosi and Leader Schumer who are expert hands at these negotiations. The focus for me is on delivering for my district, for Massachusetts, for the country on issues that are bipartisan in their very nature: clean water, fixing roads and bridges, upgrading our public transit, providing broadband to rural areas and other underserved populations. These are areas that have broad support with both Republicans and Democrats, and we’re going to pass them with or without Republican votes.”