Republican Rep. Francis Rooney of Florida said if Democrats win the House this November, they’ll distract from important policy matters with a “dog and pony” show that will continue to divide America.
Rooney commented on a video of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton claiming America will only be civil again after Democrats win back power and create a divided government.
“We’ve got a former senator calling for insurrection and basically saying, ‘If you don’t agree with me you’re wrong and I don’t have to be civil to you,'” Rooney said on “Mornings with Maria” Wednesday.
“What happened to the idea that this is a nation of laws, not men, as Samuel Adams said,” he continued. “And that the ends do not justify the means?”
Rooney said this sort of highly charged political discourse makes it difficult to govern and claimed the public is being oversaturated with partisan politics.
“I think you wind up with a ying and yang of no action and inability to solve the difficult problems that the American people hire us to do. And it’s basically overwhelmed with partisan rhetoric,” he declared.
Rooney also noted a surge in Republican enthusiasm as the midterms approach and said if Democrats take the House, America will be treated to empty talk and a show of smoke and mirrors.
“There’s been a resurgence in Republican intensity as a result of the way the confirmation process went. And I hope that holds and turns some things around, that we can hold the House and not have to suffer the kind of insurrection that Hillary Clinton seems to call for,” Rooney said.
“I would be afraid if the House flips, that instead of focusing on solving the problems the American people want solved the Democrats are going to mire us down in endless numbers of hearings, dog and pony shows and photo ops with radical leaders — cause leaders, to distract us from really making any progress,” he added.
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