“It is an honor to represent the people of the 13th District of Texas in the U.S. House of Representatives. I appreciate the support and trust the voters have placed in me, and I will do all I can to give them and our country my best.
“In two weeks our nation will celebrate Thanksgiving. To many, it is the most American of holidays. In 1621, the first Thanksgiving brought together Americans with very different backgrounds and beliefs. As they gathered to partake of the great bounty of this land, they first joined to give thanks.
“This has been a difficult election. We all need to take a pause and join together to give thanks for our exceptional nation.
“We have much work to do. There are many challenges ahead, but with challenge also comes opportunity.
“I will continue to support our Constitution, common sense conservative principles, and the fine men and women and their families who serve in our military.”