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His statements would make an authoritarian blush

Donald Trump is once again campaigning for the presidency.

Am I surprised? No. He's the kind of guy who just can't stand not being at the center of attention.

While we all knew this was coming — I'm still disgusted he's even allowed to insert himself into politics at all, let alone campaign for a second term for the highest office of the land.

In the last few weeks, Trump has made many statements which would make even the most authoritarian of rulers blush, including promises of retribution against his political opponents and to use the presidency to consolidate power.

Now he says he wants full pardons for anyone who participated in the January 6th attacks on our Capitol. As a person who stood mere feet from the violent mob intent on destroying our democracy, I cannot express to you how incomprehensible this idea is to me.

We have to work hard to ensure his defeat at the polls and the election of strong leaders who will actually hold his enablers in Congress accountable — can you chip in today?

Let's remember that these were not peaceful demonstrations.

MAGA extremists, clad in tactical gear, attacked Capitol police, defaced the halls of Congress, and took control of the Senate floor to try and stop the certification of a fair election.

And he calls himself the law and order candidate?

This kind of behavior should not be normalized in our politics and it certainly should not be rewarded with a get out of jail free card. We need to send a strong message that Trump's unrepentant embrace of fascism is unacceptable. Will you chip in today to help elect leaders to Congress that will hold the MAGA contingent accountable?

More soon,


Posted on January 11, 2024.

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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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