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Hoyer Statement Following Donald Trump's Speech Accepting the Republican Nomination for President

BOWIE, MD - Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) released the following statement tonight on Donald Trump's speech accepting the Republican nomination for President:

“Americans who tuned in to the Republican convention heard a bleak, dismal preview of what a second term of Donald Trump would look like. We listened to lie after lie about the state of our union, this President’s record, and Joe Biden’s character. We watched as speaker after speaker stoked division, cynicism, and falsehood.

“In his acceptance speech tonight, Trump tried to defame Joe Biden and paint Democrats as a danger to America. However, any American who has been paying attention over the last four years knows that the true danger to our republic is the man who so cravenly seeks to hold onto power that he would sabotage our Postal Service, downplay a deadly pandemic, and embrace far-right extremists in his attempt to do so. Americans know Joe Biden. They know his character and decency. They know the devotion he has given to this country and serving its people. And they know his capacity to transform loss and grief into hope and resilience.

“No matter how hard Trump tries to ignore that 180,000 Americans have now died of a virus he called a hoax, no matter how much he lies about his failed economic record, he cannot trick Americans into believing that our country can handle four more years of Donald Trump’s America. The choice for Americans could not be clearer.

“Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will bring Americans together to meet our challenges, not drive us apart. They are ready to lead us out of this crisis and ensure that America can build back better. They are ready to restore the soul and character of America after the dangerous and destabilizing presidency of Donald Trump.”