Sen. Mark Kirk made a plea to his Republican colleagues on on Friday after the Senate passed a yearlong funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security.
“Hopefully we’re gonna end the attaching of bullshit to essential items of the government,” the Illinois Republican, who’s up for reelection in 2016, told reporters in the Capitol.
“In the long-run, if you are blessed with the majority, you’re blessed with the power to govern. If you’re gonna govern, you have to act responsibly,” Kirk said.
This sort of opinion is common in congress but rarely expressed, especially so close to re-election. After House majority leader Eric Cantor lost a primary for expressing concerns about the need for rational behavior it seems that nobody is willing to take command any more. The GOP congress has become Lord of the Flies.
Is this the GOP self-destructing?
Sauce: GOP Senator: We Need To Stop Putting ‘Bullshit’ In Essential Bills —-from TPM