Spanberger Statement on Audio of President Trump Pressuring Georgia Secretary of State
Washington, January 3, 2021
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today issued the following statement after the Washington Post released audio of President Trump pressuring Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to overturn the fair results of the 2020 Presidential election in Georgia.
“In this call, the President demonstrated a clear abuse of power and a desire to overturn the will of the people to his own personal benefit and self-interest. At a time when the foremost focus of the President should be on the pandemic that is killing thousands of Americans each day, he is instead choosing to undermine our democracy. That is an abhorrent dereliction of duty, but thankfully, his outrageous quest to throw out the results of a fair election has repeatedly failed.
“Last year, we witnessed how Virginia’s dedicated poll workers – many of them community volunteers – rose to the challenge of administering a record-turnout election during a pandemic. Their actions – not the behavior of this President – should be the example of American democracy we wish to show to our citizens and all allies of freedom around the world.”