Fleischmann Statement on Vote During Electoral Certification Process

January 6, 2021
Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.  Today, U.S.  Representative Chuck Fleischmann (R-TN-03) released the following statement after voting in support of an objection during the Electoral College certification:
“The violence that occurred at the Capitol Wednesday is an affront to our Republic. Nearly four years ago, my colleagues and I were shot at, and nearly assassinated, on a baseball field in Virginia. It is horrifying that our divisions have only continued to grow since that day in June. As I said I would, I voted in support of an objection raised during the Electoral College certification in order to voice concerns about irregularities that occurred in the 2020 election. Millions of Americans, including many of my constituents, have expressed these concerns over these last two months. It has been reported that over 1 in 4 Americans do not believe this election was legitimate. This is a concerning statistic for our future, and we must do all we can moving forward to restore faith in the foundation of our republic, free and fair elections.  It is time to come together as a nation and seek to heal our divisions. We are, and have always been, one Nation under God, indivisible.”