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There’s something really wrong with some of my colleagues

I suppose there are some people who'd argue that it's impolite to directly call out my fellow members of Congress when they do awful things. I've seen emails dancing around the obvious, trying to gloss over the appalling behavior of some House Republicans.

This isn't one of those emails. Because I don't think we're doing ourselves any favors by pretending the collapse of basic decency is normal.

There's something very wrong with too many Republicans serving Congress today, and the only responsible thing to do is to face it head-on.

But first, the obvious conclusion: we need to ensure that Republicans don't take back Congress. Your grassroots support is how we do that.

In just the last few weeks:

Paul Gosar of Arizona tweeted out an animated scene where someone literally kills our colleague, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Literally. She dies in the animation. After the House censured Gosar for the video, he retweeted it.

Are there any other workplaces in America where you can openly fantasize (twice) about murdering a coworker?

Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia has paid more than $50,000 in fines for refusing to wear a mask in Congress during a pandemic. That's how much she hates science.

Florida's Matt Gaetz went on Steve Bannon's War Room so the two of them could discuss "raising an army of patriots," with 4,000 "shock troops" to purge the government when Trump wins in 2024.

He can't wait to deploy "shock troops" against Americans. This is a sitting member of the Congress of the United States.

We've also recently learned that, in the days leading up to January 6, several of our newer members, including Colorado's Lauren Boebert and North Carolina's Madison Cawthorn, gave guidance and direct support to the extremists who planned that day's riot.

Sitting members of Congress helped insurrectionists plan an attack on our nation's Capitol.

Congressional Republicans cannot be allowed to take back control of the House in 2022. Donate today.

Even writing this email feels ridiculous. Congressional Republicans have become so used to running on spite and ignorance that they've completely forgotten the basics of living in a functioning society.

Enough. More than enough. This is what we have to look forward to if Republicans take back Congress. And this is why we can't let them.

Donate today. We must hold our progressive majority in 2022.


Posted on December 18, 2021.

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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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