Newly-Sworn In Rep. Auchincloss Slams GOP Sens. Vetoing Electoral College

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Massachusetts' Democratic Congressman Jake Auchincloss of Newton was among the new lawmakers sworn into the 117th U.S. Congress on Sunday, after he won former Congressman Joe Kennedy III’s seat in the fourth District.

"It's an honor of a lifetime to represent the people of Massachusetts of Congress," he said.

As Rep. Auchincloss prepares to serve the Commonwealth in Washington D.C., he told WBZ NewsRadio he thinks it's "an abomination" that 12 GOP members of the House and Senate are planning to reject the electoral college results certifying Joe Biden as the 46th U.S. President when Congress convenes on Wednesday.

"These Republicans are swearing an oath to the Constitution, and then their first action is going to be to undermine it," Rep. Auchincloss said. "I think it's shameful. It's a black mark in American history, and it should be a real tarnish on their legacy."

While he said COVID-19 is his priority right now, Auchincloss said his long term goal for Massachusetts is to help built an economy that works for everyone.

"The medium income in Brookline is something like five times what it is in Fall River," he said.

WBZ NewsRadio's Suzanne Sausville reports:

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Written by Brit Smith

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