Jenny Beth Martin: It’s time for establishment Republicans to ‘Buck’ this trend
Tea Party Patriots Co-Founder Jenny Beth Martin in her latest opinion piece echoes sentiments shared by Rep. Ken Buck (R-Colo.) in his new book “Drain the Swamp: How Washington Corruption is Worse Than You Think,” arguing establishment Republicans spend too much time fighting rising stars in the Republican party than they do opposing liberals in Congress.
Speaking of his new book, “Drain the Swamp: How Washington Corruption Is Worse than You Think,” Congressman Ken Buck (R-Colo.) recently told a reporter for USA Today, “I didn’t go there [Washington, DC] with a lot of friends … And I won’t leave with a lot of friends.” That statement is likely to be half-true – Buck’s book certainly won’t earn him many friends inside the U.S. House of Representatives, but he’ll make a ton of new friends among a citizenry grateful for the education they’ll receive into how Congress really works.
And what is it that drives today’s Congress? Money, and the need to raise lots and lots of it.
For years, those of us working to influence the Congress have known that money talks. What we learn here for the first time is that fundraising isn’t important just so individual Members of Congress can get themselves reelected, it’s important in the allocation of committee assignments, too.
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