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Rep. Slotkin Ready To Work After Swearing-In

Elissa Slotkin
Reginald Hardwick
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WKAR Public Media
Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-MI) hugs a supporter after a victory speech in November 2018.

On the opening of the 116th congress, new representative-elect Elissa Slotkin talked about being sworn in during the federal government, President Donald Trump's wall along the southern border and her opposition to Nancy Pelosi as House Speaker.

WKAR's Reginald Hardwick talked with Rep. Slotkin as she prepared to be sworn into office on January 3, 2019.

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