Pelosi Statement on GOP Congressman Collins’ Suspended Re-Election Bid

Washington, D.C. — Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued this statement after Republican Congressman Chris Collins of New York moved to suspend his re-election campaign following his arrest on multiple counts of securities fraud:

“Speaker Ryan must call on Congressman Collins to resign.  No person is above the law, not the President nor his first supporter in Congress.

“This insufficient and overdue announcement does little to drain the toxic cesspool of self-enrichment, special interest deals and corruption that has proliferated in Washington under GOP control.

“Over and over, the Republicans’ brazen corruption, cronyism and incompetence has left hard-working families in the cold, as the GOP Congress races to put the profits of special interests and lobbyists before the well-being of the American people.  Families face a future of polluted air, dirty water and soaring prescription drug prices under the GOP’s cynical donor-driven agenda.

“Democrats are fighting to make Washington work For The People:

  • Lower your health care costs and prescription drug prices;
  • Increase your pay through strong economic growth by rebuilding America;
  • Clean up corruption to make Washington work for you.

“We must and can break the grip of special interests’ dark money on our politics.”

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