Schakowsky Statement on Trump Election Tweet

July 30, 2020
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (IL-09), a Senior Chief Deputy Whip and Chair of the Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee, released the following statement in response to President Trump’s tweet regarding delaying the election:

“The power to set the date of the election, and the power to change that, lies only with the Congress. I join with my colleagues, both Republican and Democrat, who have said today that there is no reason to delay the election. Through our nation’s most challenging times, including during the Civil War, two World Wars, the Great Depression, and in the wake of terrorist attacks, Americans have voted. This year will be no different. We will vote in November regardless of what the President says. It is our job as Members of Congress to ensure that our citizens can safely and securely vote, and vote from home if they so choose.”