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Like many of you, I found myself...unsettled...during the State of the Union address.

As much as I'd like to attribute it to the unseasonably warm temperatures in DC today, or perhaps the uncomfortable chairs – let's get real – it was the attempt to re-write history, the divisive vitriol, and the failure to advocate for the people.

Sure, the President spoke about bipartisanship. The problem? Both Democrats and Republicans passed spending bills in December – he shut the government down.

Worried about immigration? Great – same here. But the President fabricated a crisis at the Southern Border to further a xenophobic agenda. As for that wall: most illicit drugs are smuggled through legal ports of entry. A multi-billion dollar vanity project won't fix that.

What about us? From environmental protections to government ethics to a woman's right to choose – American values and progress are under attack.

In 2020, we finish that for good. That means holding Trump and his enablers accountable in the meantime.

Jim

Posted on February 6, 2019.

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Jim McGovern represents the 2nd District of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He has earned a national reputation as a tireless advocate for his district and as a champion for food security, human rights, campaign finance reform, social justice and peace.

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