If you’ve followed even a little of the Republican town halls hosted by GOP members of the house and Senate to connect with their constituents, you no doubt know that it has not gone well for the majority of them, to say the least.
Enter Rep. Markwayne Mullin of Oklahoma. Things got a little heated at a town hall this week when members of the crowd said they paid his salary.
Mullin responded with “You say you pay for me to do this? That’s bullcrap.”
“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 continued.
After constituents pushed back, Mullin reminded them again that being a lawmaker is not “how I make my living.”
“I’m just saying … this is a service for me, not a career, and I thank God this is not how I make my living,” he said.
Well, Markwayne (is that real name?), we all thank God this is not how you make your living. You seem, I don’t know, terrible at this. You should probably focus on your career, you know, how you pay your own salary, rather than your “service” to the people of Oklahoma.