Nitwit Politicians (Part 2 of 8)

Meet Rodney Frelinghuysen.  Frelinghuysen is a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, where he represents New Jersey’s eleventh congressional district.

Frelinghuysen is in his twelfth term, so clearly, his constituents like him.  Any elected official will encounter opposition, though, and in Frelinghuysen’s district, some of that opposition comes from a group that calls itself “NJ 11th for Change.”  When Frelinghuysen sent a campaign fundraising letter to a banker who has been a donor in the past, he mentioned that one of the bank’s employees was on the board of the opposition group.  The bank turned around and gave the woman who is part of the opposition group such a hard time that she quit her job.

A complaint has been filed with the Office of Congressional Ethics although it is not yet known whether that office, or the House Ethics Committee, will investigate.

Frelinghuysen is a pretty popular guy.  In his twelve runs for office he’s never won less than fifty-eight percent of the votes.  Most of the time he wins about two-thirds of the vote.  But apparently that wasn’t enough for Frelinghuysen:  he wants all of the votes, and he wants them badly enough to attempt to stifle his opposition, doing so even though he just won re-election a few months ago.  Well, his message got through, someone did his dirty work for him, and now, Frelinghuysen faces possible investigation into behavior that many people would argue was unethical.

Rodney Frelinghuysen is a nitwit.




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