Congressman Carson Statement Regarding His Choice for the Next Speaker of the House
WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congressman André Carson released the following statement concerning his vote for Speaker of the House of Representatives for the 116th Congress:
“Today I cast my vote for Nancy Pelosi to become the next Speaker of the House. Leader Pelosi has an unparalleled record in Congress. She has gone toe to toe with Presidents and the Senate and pushed through huge reforms like the Affordable Care Act and Dodd-Frank. Through wars and economic recessions, she has continually put the country first.
“Leader Pelosi is an advocate for our members, giving all of us a chance to grow and succeed. She has shown that she is open to new ideas that harness the power and diversity of our party. Despite significant criticism, she appointed me to be the first Muslim Member on the House Intelligence Committee and supported my candidacy to join the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, knowing it was a critical issue to my district.
“The American people have charged Democrats with a tremendous responsibility during these unusual times. Because we need skilled leadership now more than ever, I believe the best person to lead us in this work is Nancy Pelosi.”