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Beyer After Win: ‘I Think We’re Discovering How Divided Our Country Is’

Democrat Don Beyer didn’t waste any time after his reelection on Tuesday to go back to bashing President Donald Trump on Twitter. With his fourth Congressional election for Virginia’s 8th District wrapped up, Beyer says he’s on pins and needles to see the results of the presidential election.

He also just tweeted that President Trump a liar who is trying to steal the election.

“I love my job,” Beyer told ALXnow. “I love the responsibilities that I have. And, you know, I work my heart out. I’m glad I get to do it for two more years, but I but I’m always very humble about it. I know there are a lot of other people who could do this job well and so I’m just determined to take this responsibility as seriously as I can and work as hard as I can.”

Beyer, a former lieutenant governor, defeated Republican Jeff Jordan to retain his seat for a fourth term. Beyer won with 76% of the vote (293,235 votes) to Jordan’s 24% (93,906 votes), according to the Virginia Department of Elections.

“I think we’re discovering yet again just how divided our country is, and it in me at least it inspires a real need to try to find ways to to heal up the divisions,” Beyer said. “One of my great hopes for Joe Biden is that he would be a healer, you know that President Trump obviously has been working on a different philosophy of dividing us, which I don’t think is good for the health of our country.”

If Democrats win the House, then Beyer will chair the Joint Economic Committee, he says.

“I’m hoping to use those two years of hearings to dive deep on the income inequality and the wealth inequality in our country,” he said. “We need to look really deeply at what the concentration of business have done to the wages of the average person. That lax antitrust enforcement has made ever more employees of  companies with wages continually pushed down.”

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