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The Democratic-controlled House just passed two bills that clearly demonstrate why we must win Utah-4 this November. One was a pork-laden progressive Christmas list cynically titled the “HEROES Act.” The other is an unconstitutional disgrace that reduces Congress to a Democratic no-show patronage job.
The fact that Ben McAdams voted for one and against the other only underscores that a dues-paying member of that liberal majority can never represent the values of Utah’s 4th Congressional District.
McAdams’ yes vote came on a measure that is unconstitutional on its face – a purely partisan rules change that would stop requiring members to actually show up to vote, enabling passage of legislation with as few as 20 Democrats present.
It would allow Nancy Pelosi to manipulate the legislative process in ways likely unforeseen by the Founders. Yet those Founders were clear in indicating that both House and Senate should be physically present to pass legislation. Article One, Section 5 states, “…a Majority of each shall constitute a Quorum to do Business…”
No-show political jobs are a proud Democratic tradition in strongholds like Chicago, but new ground for U.S. lawmakers. So, while police, firemen, EMTs, doctors, nurses, soldiers and sailors, truck drivers and …
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