Republican U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania
Aaron Schock didn't see his Congressional career ending like this. To be fair, no Representative envisions resigning in disgrace amid a mountain of scandals they just can't dig out of, but this is especially so for the young gun from Illinois 18th District who had delusions of grandeur for as long as I can remember.
The Republican Leadership in Congress needs an intervention. There's just no other way to put it. How can a party who proclaims they want to open up their tent and be more welcoming to people who aren't old, white men not foresee the terrible optics of ignoring the 50th Anniversary of one of the worst racial injustices in modern history? I get it.
Who exactly is in charge of American foreign policy? President Obama or Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu? Any middle-school aged student would easily be able to answer this, but the Republican Congress seems to think differently.
For the 2014 midterm elections, the GOP has some truly scary candidates with extreme views on women's rights, the climate, and how our government should function. Some of them proudly tout their extreme beliefs while others hide behind them, but all of them would take us a step backward should they be elected.
Colorado has a choice to make in 2014.
Of all the Senate Democrats up for reelection in 2014, Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu may have one of the toughest hurdles to overcome if she is going to claim victor this November.
Laws that have broad bi-partisan support come few and far between, but the GI Bill that was passed in 1944 is one of those few bills that will bring together both the most ardently conservative and die hard liberal because it was a law designed to thank those who made the ultimate sacrifice in serving our country.
Mike Fitzpatrick News & Opinion Articles
|Tue Mar 07, 2017 | rollingstone.com|
Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz set off a social media firestorm Tuesday morning when, during a CNN appearance to stump for the House Republicans' plan to repeal and replace the...
|Tue Mar 07, 2017 | newyorker.com|
If there is a single person who made Paul Ryan the Speaker of the House, it is probably Mark Meadows. Back in 2015, Meadows, a former restaurant owner who, in 2012, was...
Republicans Pete Sessions and Mike Fitzpatrick missed the swearing in of the 111th Congress because they were holding a fundraiswer in the Capitol Visitors Center. They apparently raised their right hands and participated in the swearing in via television. Article VI, Paragraph 3 of the United States Constitution states: The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States." There is no mention of being able to be sworn in via television.