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State Dem Chair Jay Jacobs: On The Jobs Report And On The Resolution To Condemn Cheney And Kinzinger

February 4, 2022

From New York State Democratic Party Chair Jay S. Jacobs, who released the following statement in response to the January Jobs Report:

“Thanks to President Biden’s leadership, the economy is booming, and continues to exceed expectations. 2021 was the greatest year of job creation under any president in U.S. history, and for the first time, the United States created more than 6.6 million jobs in just 12 months. While Democrats have worked to put this pandemic behind us and get working families back on their feet, congressional Republicans continue to stand in the way of progress.

Republicans must explain to their constituents why they voted against the economic recovery and why they have no plan to address the issues working families face. There is a lot to celebrate in this report, but we also know that there is more work to do. New Yorkers can count on President Biden and Democrats getting right back to work delivering for the American people.”

Jacobs also released the following statement today:
“The Trump-incited riots at our Nation’s Capital on January 6th left five police officers dead and injured 150 others. The Republican Party has just classified this violence on members of our nation’s law enforcement as ‘Ordinary citizens engaged in legitimate political discourse’. Apparently the party that claims to be strongest on law and order finds violence against our law enforcement officers and the desecration of our Nation’s Capital as ‘legitimate political discourse’. It goes without saying that every American citizen should be outraged.”

Background (From the UK Guardian): The move by the Republican National Committee (RNC) came at its winter meetings in Salt Lake City on Friday, as part of the formal censure of Liz Cheney of Wyoming and Adam Kinzinger of Illinois, the only Republicans on the January 6 panel. A resolution approved unanimously said Cheney and Kinzinger were engaged in the “persecution of ordinary citizens engaged in legitimate political discourse”.