Congratulations to my friend Sydney Batch on the Wake County Democratic Party’s recommendation for her appointment to the NC Senate. Her commitment to the people of Wake County will make her an outstanding state Senator. I look forward to her continued leadership in building a North Carolina that works for all people.
President Trump’s repeated lies about the integrity of our election process incited a violent mob to storm the U.S. Capitol and disrupt Congress’ constitutional duty to certify the Electoral College votes.
This was an attack on our democracy and an attempt to prevent the peaceful transfer of power. Because of President Trump’s actions, our country is no longer safe with him in a position of power.
My staff and I are safe and remain focused on our work on behalf of the residents of NC’s second district and the American public. Yesterday was a hard day for our country. But it wasn’t hard to get back to work. I’m proud of Congress’ resilience and dedication to finishing the job of certifying the Presidential election and the peaceful transfer of power. Our democracy is resilient, but fragile. We have much work yet to do to heal, prevent violence and move our country forward.
The peaceful transition of power is a core tenet of our democracy and one that we, the people, have always respected.
Today’s dangerous events, incited by hate and misinformation from the highest levels, are heartbreaking and wrong. They have no place in our political discourse. A majority of Americans spoke with their votes in the 2020 election and their voices need to be heard — and certified. I strongly condemn today’s violence and call on all elected leaders to do the same. It’s time to recommit to working to heal our divisions and move America forward.
Thank you North Carolina National Guard for being on the frontlines of our fight against #COVID. Your work will help us quickly and equitably distribute the #vaccine to all North Carolinians. Until everyone is vaccinated, we all have a responsibility to remain vigilant and do our part. Remember the 3 W’s: Wear a mask. Wash your hands. Watch your distance.
It’s an understatement to say this year has been challenging. I hope you and your loved ones are safe and healthy, and that you’re able to take some time to relax as this year comes to an end.
As I reflect on this past year, I’m so incredibly grateful that you’ve stood by my side through it all. We flipped our district blue for the first time in a decade and forged a new path forward for our community and for our country. That’s no small feat. And without your support, it wouldn’t have been possible.