It won’t bring down a President, but one Republican Congressman is definitely in some pretty hot water with his own party.
The National Republican Congressional Committee is firing back at “60 Minutes” and Florida Congressman David Jolly for what they consider “largely false information” as well as illegally obtained hidden camera footage at their Washington DC call center.
Many “60 Minutes” viewers were no doubt surprised to learn that elected House members from both parties are expected to spend up to four hours a day as essentially mid-level telemarketers, conducting fundraising for both their own campaigns as well as their party’s coffers.
Since it’s illegal to make fundraising calls out of their taxpayer supported offices, both parties have call-centers located a few blocks from the Capitol. If you pay your dues and raise money for the party, they’ll let you use a tiny office in their center to make your calls.
It’s even in the “orientation,” apparently.
Congressman Jolly told “60 Minutes” about a meeting where he was told how to raise $18,000 per day by calling known donors and following a step-by-step script. In the letter to the show’s executives from NRCC Executive Director Rob Simms, obtained by Politico, Simms calls out both the show and Congressman Jolly for the material presented and especially the hidden camera footage obtained.
According to Simms, “Not since Watergate has the headquarters of a major political party committee been so violated. CBS conspired with an anonymous staffer to enter our offices and obtain unauthorized footage under false pretenses. This is not journalism. This is trespassing.”
I am not surprised at any thing the government does.
Just the idea of our elected representatives been required to spend up to 30 hours per week making calls for donations is preposterous !! ALL Elected Representatives Have Only One Responsibility That Is To Understand And Defend The Needs Of "We The People", Defend Our Constitution, Our Freedoms And Defend America !!! Fund raising must be the responsibility of the political parties !!!!
Wake Up America before We End Up With Our FIRST muslim/islamist Dictator and Chief !! We Must Rise Up And Take Back Our AMERICA !!
MAY GOD HELP US ALL SAVE AMERICA, OUR CONSTITUTION, OUR FREEDOM AND OUR RELIGIOUS FREEDOM ( EXCEPT FOR ANY EVIL RELIGIOUS BELIEF AND/OR CULT BELIEF AGAINST HUMANITY ) !!
Exposed for who they are, they run, just like Planned Parenthood, to attempt to further hide who and what they are. The RNC, the RINO/Establishment Republicans (Democrat Lites) are adopting the EVIL ways of the Democrats - but why not, they are two sides of the same coin!
And the bull goes on. We need a clean sweep of Washington and the man to do it D.Trump.
Maybe they at least get one thing right... again not for the voters but or their own survival.
.... and the saying is true for the establishment leadership... they have no end, and no depth that they will not go and do, to keep the establishment in power on the backs of the people...
If this is what took Nixon down, why isn't it what will take down the DNC and its masterminds?
Hmmm. I wonder if the Tea Party reps are doing this. Any questions about if there's really a two party system or if we are just being taken for suckers like usual. Either we allow our government to continue with their corruption and lets just come out and say screw us or we stop allowing it and demand better. We are in a restoration of country area because our country has been lost for way too long.
THIS IS CAUGHT WITH YOUR FUCKING FINGERS IN THE FUCKING COOKIE JAR, WHICH MEANS YOU ARE TOO STUPID TO BE A PART OF THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT!
This government really does need a complete overhaul. How about some honest people.
"According to (NRCC Executive Director Rob) Simms, “Not since Watergate has the headquarters of a major political party committee been so violated. CBS conspired with an anonymous staffer to enter our offices and obtain unauthorized footage under false pretenses. This is not journalism. This is trespassing.”"
This is what the misdirecting indignance of an outed high-society madam looks and sounds like.
Regardless, street trash is street trash.