Congresswoman-Elect Jen Kiggans official statement regarding the Speaker of the House election:
“Like many of you, I’m frustrated that a Speaker of the House hasn’t been elected yet. I was sent to Congress to be a strong, independent voice and fight for the priorities of the people of Virginia’s Second District, which I’m unable to do until the House elects a Speaker. I cannot express how difficult and disappointing it is to have been confronted with such paralyzing dysfunction in my first week.
“I have always said that politics is a team sport and that we are stronger together. The American people gave us the majority to restore strength in our country, and we must elect a Speaker first in order to get to work on the important issues they elected me to address. My Commonwealth and my country deserve better. Government is not a game, and this is not why I ran for office. I am unwavering in my commitment to serve and will continue to support the most qualified Speaker candidate who will ensure we have a majority can get to work as soon as possible.
“In the meantime, I’m pleased to say that my office is open and already working on behalf of my constituents. We’re here and are committed to serving you!”