Though I may sound pessimistic, I am anything but. God enabled me to endure a yearslong campaign by the left to destroy me and my family. They wanted me to serve as an example to anyone who would defy the entrenched bureaucrats of the swamp.
Despite their best efforts, I stand before you as living proof that victory is absolutely possible.
The very fact that we are gathered here today as American citizens free to speak and peaceably assemble should fill us with hope.