Rep. Michael Burgess

Rep. Michael Burgess

Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), whose district includes Denton County, released the following statement after voting to sustain objections to the electoral votes of Arizona and Pennsylvania.

“Yesterday the world watched as an angry mob stormed the nation’s Capitol Building. This action did not comply with the First Amendment. It is not how we debate or protest,” said Burgess. Following the Constitutional process to count, and where appropriate challenge, electoral college votes is the democratic process that was disrupted by today’s protesters. We must allow our democracy to work rather than resorting to violence.

“Before and after this malicious event, I listened as fellow members presented evidence and arguments for the need to object to the electors from Arizona and Pennsylvania.  In deciding how to cast my vote, I seriously considered the views of my constituents and fellow Members. 

“The case was presented about the unprecedented voting irregularities, overreach by government bureaucrats, and the lack of ballot integrity and security that have left many wondering why they should even vote. It is important that every American has confidence in our election system and that their vote was counted the way it was cast.

“On Sunday, I retook an oath to uphold the Constitution. I vowed to ensure the protection of our Democratic process. We must ensure that each and every vote cast was legally counted. Due to the inability to ensure the legitimacy of every vote, I could not vote to certify the results of the electoral votes of these states. 

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