“YOU’RE NOT GONNA WIN ON THIS ONE” — REP. TIM WALBERG
by Sharon Rondeau
Walberg’s exact words to her were “Congress can vote anything in that they want to.” The approximately-five-minute exchange was captured on cell-phone video and is available on YouTube.
Hall discussed the heated conversation on her Tuesday show, describing Walberg’s view of unfettered “power” as “immorality.” “Congressman Tim Walberg Exposes Congress” is the title of the show segment.
“I just finished teaching the class on state sovereignty in which I start off by showing how out-of-control the federal government is so we know why the states must be sovereign and why they must take control,” she said of her confrontation of Walberg over his position.
“In this conversation, he insults you,” Hall said. “He blames us for unlimited congressional spending…He takes no responsibility for himself, his own immoral ideologies about government…I think we should be responding to him,” she continued.
“So why are you funding the EPA?” Hall pointedly asked Walberg, who claimed that she was “pontificating” and that “the people” have authorized members of Congress to vote for anything they like by voting them into office.
“Your semantics are accurate, but in reality, I deal with the Congress…I agree with everything she said,” Walberg continued, looking at the person capturing the exchange, “except in practical function, the Congress we have now that she’s let become the Congress, it doesn’t work that way.”
“This conversation that I had with Tim Walberg should really inform the voters of the real problem in Congress…” Hall said at approximately 3:15 in her Tuesday broadcast.
Article I, Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution set the election of U.S. representatives at “every second year,” which occurs in evenly-numbered years.
On November 8, every candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives, including incumbents and opposition-party challengers, will appear on state ballots, and one-third of the U.S. Senate will also face re-election. State representatives and senators will seek re-election or retire.
State-level primaries for the U.S. House and Senate are taking place in the states during the months of August and September.
The exchange between Hall and Walberg is below, and Hall’s radio broadcast recounting it can be heard here.