Congressman Bleeds Eagle Green

On Capitol Hill Wednesday, the House passed a resolution congratulationg the New York “Football” Giants for winning this year’s Super Bowl and completing one of the most remarkable runs in postseason professional sports history.

The resolution passed with a vote of 412 – 1.patmurph.jpg

The one opposed vote, Bucks County Congressman Patrick Murphy (D-8).  Murphy, a self-proclaimed “die-hard” Eagles fan, worked at the Vet as a security guard when he was 16.  Murphy had this to say about his lone vote:

“As a former 700-level security guard and lifelong Eagles fan, I couldn’t, in good conscience, vote for the New York Giants.  The only thing worse would have been a resolution honoring the Dallas Cowboys.”

New Jersey Congressman Steven Rothman’s recant (whose district includes East Rutherford) :

“Congressman Murphy is an outstanding young congressman with a brilliant future.  But I guess his vote against our resolution honoring the Giants’ Super Bowl win just goes to show that no one is perfect.”

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