Congressman Todd Akin makes his first floor apperance in the U-S House since his defeat in last week’s senatorial eleciton. Akin calls on Americans to remember on Thanksgiving what they should be thankful for next week.

Akin recalls that half of the Pilgrims died in the winter of 1620-21, but refused to leave when the Mayflower left for England in the Spring.

He says the Pilgrims established the separation of church and state in this country, and created the concept of a God-given civil government.

 AUDIO: Akin on House floor