House Tories to voice grievances in new ‘Swamp’ document series
Four conservative Republicans in the House are voicing their grievances in Washington, including frustrations with GOP leaders, in a new series of videos expected to be posted on Facebook early next week.
In a trailer for “The Swamp,” obtained exclusively by The Hill, Reps. Tom garrettThomas (Tom) Alexander Garrett Internal poll shows tight race in Virginia House race Internal poll shows neck-to-neck race in Virginia House contest GOP congressman loses primary after officiating gay marriage MORE (R-Va.), Ken buckKenneth (Ken) Robert Buck Hillicon Valley: Biden administration sanctions Russia for SolarWinds hack and election interference Republican lawmakers reintroduce bill to ban TikTok on federal devices Hillicon Valley: Supreme Court rules Text Alerts From Facebook Are Not Similar To Robots | Republicans Lobby Google, Apple, Amazon Over Talking Removals | Texas Senate blocks social media platforms from banning users for political reasons READ MORE (R-Colo.), Dave Brat (R-Va.) And Rod Blum (R-Iowa) complain about the Washington machine and are seen as people fighting the system.
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“[Boehner] pointed at me and said, ‘I just want you to know here, we don’t reward bad behavior,’ ”says Blum. “This is bullshit. You know, I’m a grown adult who’s accomplished something in life – I don’t need you to tell me what’s right and wrong.
It is not clear what the conversation is about from the trailer, although Blum voted against Boehner for president in 2015 – even after the then president campaigned for him the previous fall.
Buck, who was elected to Congress in 2014, said he felt pressure from management shortly after arriving as a freshman.
“When I got here the orientation was, was just amazing in the sense that we were treated like some kind of animal,” he says.
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“He must have a win, really?” he says. “When did a person become more important than was best for the people of this country to achieve their individual dreams?”
Trailer touts Brat’s surprise victory over former House Majority Leader Eric CantorEric Ivan Cantor White House Says Bills Are Biparty Even If GOP Does Not Vote For Them Trump The X Factor In Virginia Gubernatorial Race Tory House Republican Welcomes Clark As Leader Of The United States House- United PLUS in a GOP primary in 2014, highlighting the congressman’s argument that he is a lawmaker fighting the system.
“The machine said, ‘No, you can’t run for that seat,’ and I said, ‘I don’t understand this machine thing,’” Brat says of the race.
Buck says that “most [his] colleagues are afraid of losing.
“It’s their biggest fear,” he says.
Of the four, Blum might have the biggest reason to fear losing his seat. His breed is classified as “toss-up” by the Cook Political Report. Brat’s seat is classified as “Republican Leaning,” while Garrett’s is “Probably Republican”.
Matt Whitworth, the show’s executive producer and creator, said he first contacted the GOP and Democrats offices when he launched the project, urging lawmakers to show the ‘private kind of grunts in behind the scenes between members of the base. . ”
“I don’t think anybody’s ever really told the story of what’s going on behind the scenes in Washington, you know, from the perspective of the sitting members. So we really wanted to tell this story in a way that was sort of raw and unfiltered and downright shocking, ”he said.
Whitworth said the members featured in the documentary series were ready to give it full access.
“The inspiration actually comes from just having private conversations with different members and sort of hearing their frustrations, and you know, hearing some of the war stories from Congress,” he said.
Garrett said he hopes the series will give voters the chance to get to know the members on a more personal level and what they stand for in a way that might not be possible if told using some other form of media.
“I really try not to criticize the leadership, what I say all the time, what I said with their cameras on is that I never had to walk a mile in the shoes of Paul Ryan or [House Majority Leader] Kevin mccarthyKevin McCarthy McCarthy says Gaetz will not be punished unless charges are laid. Business groups oppose Paycheck Fairness Act, citing concerns it could threaten bonuses and negotiating that McCarthy and Biden have gone. not expressed since the election.He told The Hill.
“My job isn’t to lead 240 bizarre Republicans in a conference, my job is to be consistent with what I told 5th District voters that I was going to be when I ran, and I frankly am proud of the work I do. I do, ”he said.