Thursday, January 06, 2011

Westmoreland Celebrates the First Ever Reading of the U.S. Constitution in the House of Representatives

Today, for the first time in its 221 year history, the United States Constitution was read aloud in the House of Representatives by a bipartisan group of Members of Congress. The reading is part of a new focus on the Constitution by Congressional Republicans. Congressman Westmoreland joined his colleagues, reading the 6th Amendment to U.S. Constitution. Westmoreland released the following statement on this historic occasion.

“This is truly an historic moment. For the first time in our history, the U.S. Constitution has been read aloud in the House of Representatives. During the 111th the disdain and disregard for this amazing document by the Democratic leadership reached an all-time high, resulting in massive pieces of legislation that trampled the rights of Americans and dramatically expanded the powers and privileges of the federal government. However, with this one symbolic act of reading the document that actually created and governs Congress, Congressional Republicans have made a promise to the American people they will not allow congressional overreach to happen under their watch. I am proud to have joined many of my colleagues on this momentous occasion as the representative of the people of the Third Congressional District of Georgia,” stated Westmoreland.

To view the video of Congressman Westmoreland’s reading of the U.S. Constitution, please visit his website at

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