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The insurrectionists are in charge now

In the month since we began this Congress, we have seen an extremist MAGA faction hijack the Republican party.

A faction that is not interested in governing but in their own egos.

A faction that is not interested in compromise but in consolidating power.

A faction that refuses to put people over politics.

We must keep building up our progressive movement and send these extremists packing. Will you join our movement and chip in $3?

Republicans have welcomed election deniers into their ranks with open arms. Now they are reaping what they have sown. The insurrectionists are in charge now.

It reminds me of a famous quote from President John F. Kennedy "Those who foolishly sought power by riding the back of the tiger ended up inside."

The American people rejected extremism in the last two elections. That's why we have President Joe Biden, and that's why the "red wave" turned into a "pink splash." But my Republican colleagues still aren't listening.

Here's what they've done in their first month with their majority:

  • Allowed a single member the ability to force a Speaker vote – holding leadership hostage.
  • Gutted the House Ethics Committee.
  • Shut down investigations into Donald Trump's wrongdoing.
  • Voted to make slashing taxes for billionaires and large corporations easier.
  • Rejected pandemic safety measures.
  • Attacked women's access to abortions.
  • Unveiled a plan to make it easier for Big Oil to pollute.
  • Worked to shut down House staff unionization.
  • Created a subcommittee to push QAnon conspiracies and launch fake investigations into nonexistent scandals.
What's next? A rule requiring us all to wear tin-foil hats?

Their actions disrespect this institution and, more importantly, the people who sent us here to govern.

Republicans are desperately trying to hold onto their power. But in a democracy, you must govern for the people or face the consequences at the ballot box. When it comes time to vote, we must be ready with a powerful movement. Will you join our progressive movement and chip in now?

More soon,


Posted on February 6, 2023.

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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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