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“We just had an election for our Conference Chair. I want to congratulate [Congresswoman] Elise Stefanik and welcome her to the leadership team…

“We’ve got a lot of work to do in this leadership team. We’ve got a lot of work to do in this conference.

“The policies of Nancy Pelosi and Joe Biden are destroying this nation.

“We’ve got gasoline lines, we’ve got stations that have no gas, [and] we’ve got gasoline [prices] in Virginia up to $7.00 a gallon.

“We’ve got month-over-month core inflation we have not seen since the 1980’s.

“The gas prices have not been this high nationally since the last time Joe Biden was in the White House.

“[And] the arrests along the border are at the highest they’ve been in almost two months at 170,000. It’s a health crisis, and a security crisis where we’re catching people on the Terrorist Watch List.

“Inflation is a tax on every single American. This is not where we were 18 months ago, it’s where we were when Jimmy Carter was president.

“We’ve got people giving incentives not to go to work when we’ve got eight million jobs out there that need to be filled. 

“We’ve got children still out of school — millions of them.

“We’ve got a Congress run by the Democrats [that pays] you even if you don’t show up for work.

“We believe in putting the American people first. Our focus is back to work, back to school, back to health, and back to normal.

“We’re thankful for Operation Warp Speed. Just yesterday the CDC said you do not have to wear a mask if you’re vaccinated.

“I believe in the vaccine. I believe in the ingenuity of America.”