Congressman Bob Turner got up on the House floor today to congratulate the Giants and tell his fellow representatives they could learn a thing or two about bipartisanship from Big Blue. Mr. Turner began by saying the Giants’ upset victory “showed true New York resilience:”
“Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, Fellow colleagues, it is a distinct pleasure to stand before you right now, not only as a representative, but as a fan. I would like to take a few moments and acknowledge the New York Giants for defeating the New England Patriots Sunday night, 21-17, in Super Bowl XLVI. Some believed them to be the underdog, but our beloved G-men didn’t let peoples’ lack of faith or doubts distract them from their end goal.”
Mr. Turner continued by sharing a few words of wisdom from the Giants’ coach.
“As Giants Head Coach Tom Coughlin stated after the game, ‘All things are possible for those who believe, and these guys believed, and they came together and trusted each other and believed in one another,’” Mr. Turner said.
According to Mr. Turner, Coach Coughlin’s words are an important lesson for the members of the House in this age of partisan gridlock.
“I think this is a terrific message for everyone to think about, especially those of us who hold the distinct honor of being members of the House of Representatives. There is still a great deal of work to be done on behalf of the American people,” Mr. Turner said. “We must come together with a joint purpose. We must give our constituents a reason to believe that we can work together on their behalf. Just as the members of the Giants team played hard for the people of New York, we must work hard for our constituents.”
Mr. Turner concluded his remarks by congratulating “my New York Giants,” Coach Coughlin, Eli Manning “and all the great fans in New York.”