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 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.”