Oklahoma Republican Congressman (you’re already cringing, aren’t you?) Markwayne Mullin had a town hall meeting in his district, where is was reminded that we pay his salary.
That just pissed him off. He was spitting nails and sawing steel.
“You say you pay for me to do this? That’s bullcrap,” Mullin said at the town hall in Jay, Okla., according to a video of the incident.
“I pay for myself. I paid enough taxes before I got here and continue to through my company to pay my own salary. This is a service. No one here pays me to go,” he added.
After constituents pushed back, Mullin reiterated that being a lawmaker is not “how I make my living.”
When he calmed down and realized a day later that he sounded like a real butthole (plus, he couldn’t explain why he takes the salary we give him), he had his poor little spokeswoman tell everybody …
“The congressman reiterates in the video that his work as the representative of the Second District of Oklahoma is a service,” Lawrence said.
“His aspiration is to be a career legislator and not a career politician. He is not, nor does he ever aspire to be, a career politician. His priority will always be to serve his constituents to the best of his ability.”
And the difference between a career politician and a career legislator would be …. spelling?
The best I can figure is that the congressman thinks he’s doing his constituents a favor by screwing them.
I think he attended the Sean Spicer School of ‘Splainin’ Things.