Spanberger Statement on H. Res. 845

Nov 07, 2023

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Rep. Abigail Spanberger tonight released the following statement.

“Members of Congress must immediately cease using antisemitic and Islamophobic language. The phrase ‘from the river to the sea’ is despicable, antisemitic, and divisive — and it’s inciting violence and hatred in our communities. Elected officials should stop making this problem worse.

“While the United States and the world face urgent crises, the House of Representatives is bringing tit for tat censure resolutions. These censure resolutions ignore the urgency of the crises we face and the responsibilities the American people have placed upon us. 

“I voted present on this resolution, because I have had enough of these games. During this time of crisis, this resolution does absolutely nothing to send humanitarian support to innocent civilians in Gaza. This resolution does nothing to support Israel, our ally. This resolution does nothing to keep our government funded, and it does nothing to avoid a shutdown that would hurt Virginia families, Virginia businesses, and Virginia’s economy. Sadly, these resolutions have devolved into opportunities to get attention, not opportunities to get something done. 

“In our polarized political climate, we could choose to condemn or not condemn our colleagues every day of the week. Or we could choose to get something done, not play political games.”


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