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Republican State Rep. Jon Jacobsen responded to a floor speech by Democrat Rep. Bruce Hunter. These are Jacobsen’s remarks as prepared:

Jacobsen’s remarks begin at the 10:40 mark. If you wish, you can hear Hunter’s remarks before Jacobsen’s.

JACOBSEN:  “Yes, last week there was a letter penned– it was ascribed initially to the dying Rush Limbaugh, and it was not written by Mr. Limbaugh, but I think it captured the essence of the feelings of 80 million Americans at the time as we move forward in our nation’s history.

‘Mr. Trump, I just want to thank you for the last four years.’

‘Thank you for making it cool to be an American again.’

‘Thank you for showing us that we don’t need to be under China’s thumb anymore economically, or any other way.’

‘Thank you for one of the strongest economies we’ve ever experienced in my lifetime.’

‘Thank you for all you have done for the minority communities, and the outstanding decrease in the unemployment rate you had.’

‘Thank you for making it feel good to love our country and to be a proud patriot again.’

‘Thank you for supporting our Nation’s flag and the men and women who fought for the freedom that stands behind that flag.’

‘Thank you for supporting our nation’s law enforcement organizations, who endorsed you, and understanding how difficult their job really is.’

‘Thank you for quelling the flood of illegal immigration.’

‘Thank you for bringing jobs back to America to make our own products and put Americans back to work again.’

‘Thank you for bringing our troops home from endless deployments that presented us with little more than body bags; and for your commitment to strengthen our military.’

‘Thank you for your operation warp speed and keeping your promise to bringing the Covid-19 vaccine to us in less than a year.’

‘Thank you for your never-ending attempts at bringing peace to the Middle East and your support for Israel.’

‘Thank you for your Tax relief, and thank you for our energy independence. Most of all though…’

‘THANK YOU for taking a really difficult job that you never had to take! Thank you for caring enough for this country to want to try and make a difference.’

‘Thank you for showing America how little Career Politicians actually work for their constituents; and for showing us how much those politicians despise you for showing America how easy it is to build a great nation, rather than bring her in to line their own pockets and stock portfolios.’

‘Thank you for allowing us to experience a President that wasn’t a lifelong politician, but a lifelong American. THANK YOU MR PRESIDENT… DONALD JOHN TRUMP! YOU DID YOUR BEST…’

Mr. Speaker, Beam me up, Scottie! I yield the balance of my time.” (JACOBSEN CONCLUDES REMARKS)

(Sustained gallery audience applause. Gavel ensues.)

Speaker Wills:  “The House will be in order…The House is in order.”

Author: Jacob Hall