Although Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation more than two years earlier, it wasn’t until this day in 1865 that Union General Gordon Granger was able to get to Galveston, Texas to let those remaining enslaved Americans know the Civil War was over and all slaves were free. The Republican Party will always be proudly connected to Juneteenth because of President Lincoln’s leadership, and we enthusiastically welcome its adoption as our newest national holiday after President Trump called for it last year.
On Ash Wednesday, we lost the great Rush Limbaugh. As we noted that day, “Rush has been a constant friend and source of inspiration to millions of listeners across the fruited plain.”
We in the Fairfax GOP will dearly miss our beloved friend and mentor — and we are determined to honor his memory as long as we live.
Chairman Steve Knotts shared the following message with the Fairfax GOP membership on Sunday, January 17:
The Fairfax County Republicans have repeatedly condemned all political violence and do so again in the wake of the attack on the Capitol. We remain grateful supporters of our dedicated law enforcement community and mourn the loss of life, including Officer Brian D. Sicknick and Officer Howard Liebengood, as well as veteran Ashli Babbitt.
President Joe Biden wasted no time filling the D.C. swamp upon his return to power. For four years President Donald Trump worked to drain the swamp. Now Biden, in an attempt to erase Trump’s accomplishments, will reverse that. Biden will take Washington back to the pre-Trump business-as-usual state of affairs by reversing nine of President Donald Trump’s executive orders.
Four years ago, we launched a great national effort to rebuild our country, to renew its spirit, and to restore the allegiance of this government to its citizens. In short, we embarked on a mission to make America great again — for all Americans.
As I conclude my term as the 45th President of the United States, I stand before you truly proud of what we have achieved together.
President Trump’s 1776 Commission unveiled its highly-anticipated report on Monday. The White House hailed the report’s release with the following statement:
“1776 Commission—comprised of some of America’s most distinguished scholars and historians—has released a report presenting a definitive chronicle of the American founding, a powerful description of the effect the principles of the Declaration of Independence have had on this Nation’s history…
On August 28, 1963, just a century after the Emancipation Proclamation, the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led more than 200,000 Americans in a March on Washington in pursuit of jobs and freedom for all people. Standing on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, he called on Americans “to sit down together at the table of brotherhood” and meet our promise of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for all.
On January 13, House Democrats voted to impeach President Donald Trump a second time. Never mind that President Trump will have left office by the time U.S. Senators even consider the proposal to remove him from office. House Democrats voted to impeach him anyway. The Democrats’ stated rationale follows, according to their own, latest Article of Impeachment.
On January 13, 2021, President Trump issued the following statement via press release: “In light of reports of more demonstrations, I urge that there must be NO violence, NO lawbreaking and NO vandalism of any kind. That is not what I stand for, and it is not what America stands for. I call on ALL Americans to help ease tensions and calm tempers.”
I’d like to begin by addressing the heinous attack on the United States Capitol. Like all Americans, I am outraged by the violence, lawlessness and mayhem.
I immediately deployed the National Guard and federal law enforcement to secure the building and expel the intruders. America is and must always be a nation of law and order.
To demonstrators who infiltrated the Capitol: you have defiled the seat of American democracy.