Well, we didn’t coach him. But WSB’s Justin Gray reports, your tax dollars did:
And now let’s talk about why this matters.
Every where I go, Broun’s supporters tell me about his “principles”, and their evidence about this is always about how he votes no on everything. EVERYTHING. They never seem to be willing to engage in a conversation that these no votes never actually cost him anything. In fact, they’re his business model.
Now we have yet another piece of evidence that Congressman Broun is using your tax dollars to get elected. In the report above, he’s been paying a campaign consultant using tax dollars – not campaign dollars.
This, unfortunately, is part of a pattern. Broun has also been the Georgia delegation’s franker in chief. There’s a lot of discussion that when Broun ran for re-election the first time, he spent so much money franking his district that other Congressmen with room left on their budgets had to “adopt” Broun’s staffers because there was no money left to pay them.
So the next time, when you want to tell me about your candidate’s principles, I’m going to ask you to demonstrate how these principles cost him something. Because from my viewpoint, there’s an awful lot of our tax dollars going to keep the industry of “Just vote ‘No’ Broun” in business, and it doesn’t cost him a thing.
Updated: We have received the following response from Congressman Broun’s office:
“In compliance with all House rules, Brett O’Donnell has been a contract member of Congressman Broun’s official communications team since early 2012. He provides training, as he does with several other Members of Congress with public speaking, on-camera interviews, and media appearances so that Dr. Broun can best communicate his legislative priorities, issues, and message with his constituents. As stated by the House Administration Committee, O’Donnell’s communications training is in compliance with all House rules.”