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Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Politicians Feel "Badgered" By Free Speech Outside Their District, Unless It's The Campaign Cash Kind.

Reminiscent of Scott Walker's triggered behavior toward Outagamie County Executive Tom Nelson when Nelson asked the governor a simple question about his position on the House GOP's "healthcare bill," Rep. Rod Blum of Iowa felt "badgered" by a reporter's common sense follow-up question.

WBAY Excerpt:
DUBUQUE, Iowa (KCRG) -- Republican Rod Blum, who represents Iowa's 1st Congressional District, sat down one-on-one with Josh Scheinblum, Chief Investigative Reporter for affiliate KCRG, for an interview earlier this week.

Rep. Blum, who insisted on having a backdrop of children for the interview, walked out after Scheinblum's second question, saying he's being "badgered."

After explaining to the reporter that his staff will ask for ID's at his next townhall meeting because he represents only the people living in his congressional district and doesn't know why anyone from outside his district would be there, Scheinblum asked Rep. Blum if he will still take campaign donations from those living outside his district.


I like the Wisconsin themed "badger" identity given to describe asking a politician clean smart follow-up questions to support their positions. Obviously, we need a lot more badgers.

Watch the video here to see the full exchange.

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