Ways Lawmakers Avoid a Simple Election Interference Question

Headbutting… That's one tactic lawmakers have used to avoid simple questions about election interference.

Running away from a straight-forward question

9 Republican lawmakers avoiding a simple question about foreign interference in U.S. elections:

Rep. Don Young (R-AK) - Rather than a more typical reply of "no comment" when attempts by his staffer to dodge the questions were unsuccessful, Young evidently assessed the situation and decided the only appropriate course of action was to turn around, walk toward the interviewer and head-butt the camera lens while saying: "There you go."

Rep. Buddy Carter (R-GA) - On the show ‘On Point’ Rep. he said neither the complaint nor the memorandum of Trump's call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy constitute "a smoking gun."

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) - The Congresswoman ignored a reporter’s questions by first taking a “phone call,” then ducking down a flight of stairs, and finally jumping onto a members-only elevator.

Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) - Normally upbeat he rejected questions, accused a reporter of being biased and then jostled his way out of a downtown Denver hotel. It was an uncharacteristic display of frustration.

Rep. Mark Amodei (R-NV) - He first laid out his position, which was taken by some to be support for impeachment, rather than just an inquiry. He subsequently issued a statement clarifying his position.

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) – He defended Trump stating meeting with adversaries should be "lauded and not belittled". #RedPaul" also began trending on social media platforms, not long after the Republican senator came under fire for demanding the media print the name of the whistleblower at the center of the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.

Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR) He’s accused Democrats of a flawed process in the inquiry, and he suggested that the known facts about Trump’s much-publicized phone call with the Ukrainian president did not amount to “high crimes and misdemeanors” that would be impeachable.

Rep. Larry Bucshon (R-IN) – The doctor released a statement after voting against the SHIELD Act, (H.R. 4617), he sees as an attempt by House Democrats to federalize the election process and limit the free speech of Americans.

Rep. Rob Bishop (R-UT) - An election security bill passed through the House of Representatives. Bishop told KSL Newsradio he voted against the bill because it had “too many flaws.” Bishop says the bill would have given too much power to the federal government.


11/06/2019 11:47 PMupdated: 11/07/2019 2:30 PM
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  • Santos G.
    11/06/2019 23:55

    Good luck America. 😅

  • Chris K.
    11/06/2019 23:58

    All cowards ... Putting party above country . Traitors.

  • Marisol S.
    11/07/2019 01:13

    Corrupt republicans.

  • Roxana T.
    11/07/2019 10:48

    Vote them OUT!!

  • Mark B.
    11/07/2019 22:42

    the president did nothing wrong..joe biden is guilty as sin

  • Arlene S.
    11/07/2019 22:44

    Keep hating on the Good Guy so the real lawbreakers can cover their tracks. Sounds about right to me

  • Penny S.
    7 days

    Deflect deflect deflect

  • Jack G.
    6 days

    Democrats are twisted

  • Belsasar H.
    6 days

    They dirty like trump other country don't trust us no more

  • Mike M.
    6 days

    The whole systems is corrupt no matter what side your on it’s all built on keep the poor poorer and the rich richer

  • Edwin M.
    5 days


  • Roy P.
    5 days

    Oh I don't know. A Candidate paid Ukraine to supply evidence about a President of the USA. And it might be very proper to find out who was behind it. Plus, I'd love to know if a "Future" Presidential hopeful was corrupt prior to election so we'd know to find another, "Different" candidate to put up for an Election. In my opinion. It is about time we find out who the Criminals "ARE" in America. And if it is Joe Biden. I want to know now and not learn about it after he is elected. So if the President is uncovering criminal activities. I'd say YES.

  • William N.
    4 days

    These congress representatives need understand what is right or wrong even if it will hurt someone. So answer the question!

  • Edgardo P.
    4 days

    Cowards and traitors.

  • Donald N.
    4 days

    Yup..interference via the democrats.

  • Eliseo F.
    4 days

    They simply can’t defend the indefensible. 🤬

  • Bev W.
    4 days

    the corrupt media right in the republicans faces,but no effin media in the corrupt faces of all the dems,hypocrits ,much.

  • Rod G.
    4 days

    The camera.. ???

  • Rod G.
    4 days

    Seems to me it's the Democrats saying it's a crime to expose how they did it in the Ukraine.. That it's a CRIME TO DO A ANTI-CORUPPTION INVESTIGATION INTO THEIR CORRUPTION..

  • Don R.
    4 days

    The United States government is run by old WHITE men with Old ideas ,an the public will continue to elect these dying concepts.because their program to believe the older man or woman is wiser than a younger individual with the same experience to run your state or country.History will repeat it self ! An we’re seeing it slowly an painful but for anything to change it must be removed!