FALCONER – Congressman Tom Reed believes the January 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol will inspire the nation’s silent majority to step up and keep American Democracy alive.
Reed spoke with reporters in the Village of Falconer on Friday, when the subject came up.
The Congressman was in the U.S. Capitol when protestors surged the vote certification of the 2020 Presidential Election.
While he says he is disgusted by the attack, he hopes it inspires those who have disregarded politics in the past to step up and make their voices heard.
“It’s time for the silent majority to awaken, it is awakening, what you can not do, is you cannot stay on the sidelines any longer, you need to not be afraid, to standup, standup to the extremism, and also be part of the process, because that truly the danger to the future of America, if the silent majority disengages, and says it is not worth it, it’s too hard, then we are at risk of losing the nation as a whole,” said Reed.
The easiest way to make your voice count, Reed tells us, is by voting and participating in the electoral system. This is the Congressman’s last term in office, has he announced he will not be seeking re-election this fall.