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Congressman August Pfluger speaks about challenging election results

Congressman Pfluger was sworn in on Sunday in a ceremony that his wife and three daughters attended.
Published: Jan. 4, 2021 at 8:14 PM CST
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MIDLAND, Texas (KOSA) - In an interview on CBS7 News at 4, we spoke with congressman August Pfluger – who got sworn on Sunday in Washington.

We asked the new congressman about his effort later this week to challenge the electoral college vote.

Congressman Pfluger was sworn in on Sunday in a ceremony that his wife and three daughters attended.

Pfluger said at his swearing-in that he was appreciative of the trust District 11 has placed in him, and he is prepared to be their voice in Washington.

Congressman August Pfluger says he already has plans to put forward legislation that will affect the Permian Basin.

“We already have legislation that we are going to send forward this week for the oil and gas industry. It is under attack. Things like the “Green New Deal” come right at the heart of that. It’s a national security issue. I campaigned on those issues, and I’m going to deliver and start fighting immediately,” said Pfluger.

Pfluger says he and other Republican congressmen are already fighting against a “radical agenda.”

“What the speaker put forward today in the rules package sought to stifle the minority party, the republicans, not to give us a voice. That directly affects the Permian basin because they want to usher in things like the “Green New Deal” and not give a chance for debate, not allow us to discuss this,” said Pfluger.

Pfluger also announced Saturday he would be contesting the results of the 2020 presidential election.

He says that over 70 million Americans do not have confidence in our election system because of election fraud claims.

“My job is to make sure that we again look at those cases where we believe that there could be foul play. That’s precisely what we’re going to do. We’re not out there to find additional votes. We’re out there to find the truth,” said Pfluger.

Congress will meet in a joint session Wednesday to count and confirm the electoral college results.

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