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January 6th, 2023
Rep. Grijalva’s Statement on New Speaker, Republican Chaos and 14 Failed Votes

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Representative Raúl M. Grijalva (AZ-07) issued the following statement:

“House Republicans finally finished the first part of their master class on incompetent governance. The 118th Congress is destined to be held hostage by the most extreme right-wing members leaving us with a lame duck speaker and lame duck Republican majority. I have little faith that Speaker McCarthy and House Republicans will be able to accomplish the People’s business and anticipate their tenure will be difficult and short.”

“House Democrats are united behind Hakeem Jeffries, the first Black lawmaker to lead a party in Congressional history. In stark contrast to Republicans, we remain focused on building an equitable country that will put people first, act on climate change, protect women’s rights, lower the cost of living and health care, expand worker’s rights, ensure billionaires pay their fair share, and protect our democracy. I’m ready to move forward with the rest of House Democrats to govern and work to better the lives of my constituents in the 7th District of Arizona.”

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