Statement of Senator Webb on the Election Results in Massachusetts
January 19, 2010
Washington, DC—Senator Jim Webb (D-VA) issued the following statement in response to the special election results in Massachusetts:
“I congratulate Scott Brown on his victory, and I look forward to working with him in the United States Senate.
“In many ways the campaign in Massachusetts became a referendum not only on health care reform but also on the openness and integrity of our government process. It is vital that we restore the respect of the American people in our system of government and in our leaders. To that end, I believe it would only be fair and prudent that we suspend further votes on health care legislation until Senator-elect Brown is seated.”