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House Republican Leader Candelora Responds to Democrat lawmakers’ news conference on Jan. 6 anniversary

Posted on January 7, 2022


HARTFORD—House Republican Leader Vincent Candelora on Thursday released the following statement in response to a news conference held this morning featuring Speaker of the House Matt Ritter and state Reps. Geraldo Reyes Jr. and Anthony Nolan:

“We should be memorializing what transpired on Jan. 6 by bringing political parties and elected officials together, not perpetuating this divide. In a week where residents were left to wait hours for COVID tests, Democrats have suddenly come out of hiding and are tripping over themselves to embrace the type of divisive rhetoric our Speaker of the House has often said should remain in Washington D.C. Whether it’s addressing the mental health and education crisis among children and teachers or tackling public safety concerns in our neighborhoods, Connecticut deserves bipartisan cooperation to solve the complex issues we’re all facing right now. Considering this disingenuous campaign stunt today, residents will justifiably wonder how serious the majority party is about unifying our state and developing balanced policies that will make it a better place to live for everyone.”