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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana

Abraham votes against condemnation resolution

July 17, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-La., voted against a resolution condemning President Trump for his criticism of some Democrat members of Congress who have made anti-American and anti-Semitic statements.
 
Abraham supported President Trump during the latest round of politically-motivated attacks by House Democrats. He delivered a speech tonight in which he defended American values and called out those who oppose them.
 
“Members have used language expressing how ‘ashamed’ they are of this country. I am fed up with the continued attacks on the very foundations of our great nation,” Abraham said. “I’m not afraid to stand up for freedom, liberty and justice. I’m proud to be an American, and I’ll defend the values that make her great until the day I die.”
 
Click here to see Dr. Abraham’s remarks on the House floor.

Full text of Dr. Abraham’s speech as prepared for delivery is below:
 
Mr. Speaker,
 
I’m concerned about the rhetoric I have continually heard from the other side. 
 
I believe that all Members of this Body love our country, but some statements from this House are un-American in tone, such as comparing ICE detention centers to concentration camps and the Holocaust.
 
Suggestions that terrorist organizations were justified in attacking our great nation. 
 
Members have even used language expressing how “ashamed” they are, of this country. 
 
I am fed up with the continued attacks on the very foundations of our great nation.
 
I remind my colleagues that we, as Americans, pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America. We must not use rhetoric that leads other nations to question our loyalties
 
I’m not afraid to stand up for freedom, liberty, and justice. I’m proud to be an American, and I’ll defend the values that make her great until the day I die.
 

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