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Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty

Representing the 5th District of Connecticut


Esty Statement on the Inauguration of Donald Trump

January 20, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) today released the following statement after Donald J. Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States:

“My mission as the representative for the people of central and northwest Connecticut is to find solutions to the problems our families are facing – all of our families. I believe in that mission, and I’m more committed to it than ever. When fulfilling that mission means working with President Trump, I will work with him. When fulfilling that mission means opposing President Trump, I will be as loud and forceful as I need to be in defense of our American values.”

“President Trump promised today that he would work to find common solutions to the problems facing our nation. For the good of the country, the world, and the people of Connecticut’s Fifth District, I sincerely hope his actions as President reflect that commitment.

“Let today be the day that President Trump swears off Twitter feuds and personal attacks and starts reaching out to Americans from all walks of life in search of common ground. Let today be the day that President Trump drops his reckless assault on America’s intelligence agencies and starts standing up for America’s security and our place as the leader of the free world. Let today be the day that President Trump leads his Republican Party away from the shameful political crusade against Americans’ health coverage and begins reaching across the aisle on a real strategy to improve care for all Americans.

“Let today be the day President Trump starts following through on his pledge to work together to revitalize our nation’s infrastructure, improve care for our nation’s veterans, and promote American manufacturing. If he is truly committed to tackling these and other problems in a bipartisan way, then I stand ready to work with him. There is so much good and important work that the American people are counting on all their elected officials to do together. It is time for us to put country first.”