As an official United States holiday, Thanksgiving is inextricably linked to our nation’s founding and its times of conflict. The earliest Thanksgiving observances were announced by presidents, often during serious wars.
The power to impeach a president resides with the entire House of Representatives, not select committees. Up until now, every impeachment inquiry has required a majority vote in the House to get started and has been conducted publicly. Unlike previous impeachments, the process of investigating President Trump has been hyper-partisan, extremely biased, and irreparably deceitful.
“It's a universal law – intolerance is the first sign of an inadequate education. An ill-educated person behaves with arrogant impatience, whereas truly profound education breeds humility.” –Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn
When I first ran for Congress, I made a commitment that I would not be an absentee representative. I was determined not to move to Washington, D.C. and subsequently leave behind my district and the state of Alabama. To make good on that commitment, I come home every week, and during Congress’s recess periods, I go out into the district to meet the people I am proud to represent.
"A popular government, without popular information, or the means of acquiring it, is but a prologue to a farce or a tragedy; or, perhaps both. Knowledge will forever govern ignorance: and a people who mean to be their own governors, must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives." --James Madison
Recently, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez callously compared detention centers at the U.S. southern border to the concentration camps of the Holocaust. Amidst deserved criticism, Ocasio-Cortez not only refused to apologize, but doubled down on her comments.
"Liberty may be endangered by the abuse of liberty, but also by the abuse of power." -James Madison
The Democrats have been in charge of the House of Representatives for over 100 days now, and all they have been able to do is show the American people how extreme and incompetent they really are on the issues facing our nation. Not only have they obstructed our efforts to fund border security, their actions have made the crisis at the border worse.
On Thursday, January 3, I was sworn in to begin my third term in Congress. I am grateful for the opportunity to represent Alabama’s Sixth Congressional District and look forward to keeping in touch with you during the 116th Congress.