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.
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.”