Transcript: Press conference remarks by Congressman-elect Patrick Murphy

Transcript of remarks by Congressman-elect Patrick Murphy (D-Fla.) at a press conference introducing the newly-elected Democratic House Members on Nov. 13, 2012:

Thank you. Thank you all, and thank you Leader Pelosi for your leadership and for being here with us. And thank you all for all your support along the way. My name is Patrick Murphy from Florida District 18. The youngest new Member of Congress.

And just defeated somebody you all may know, a guy named Allen West. You guys might of heard of him.

With the help of a lot of the people here behind me. So, thank you all for your support.

Throughout this campaign, you know, the one message I heard time after time was the need for bipartisanship, to reach across the aisle. And that’s what we need to do. We have to put our country first.

What I’ve talked about with all of my colleagues already, this new freshmen class, is problem solvers – doing what’s best for all Americans – Democrat, Republican, Independent, do what’s best for all Americans. And that’s what we’re going to do. That’s what our country needs and that’s what I plan on doing.

Congressman-elect Patrick Murphy (Florida) at a House Democratic Caucus press conference on Nov. 13, 2012. SOURCE:

So, thank you for your leadership. Thank you Chairman Steve Israel. And thank you all very much.


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