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


  • Marion F.
    01/01/2020 02:34

    They never grow up+

  • Frederick J.
    01/01/2020 00:26

    How did it infere with election? So Biden is exempt?

  • Robert F.
    01/01/2020 00:25

    Trump 2020

  • Michael E.
    12/31/2019 22:53

    Perhaps if they would not ask an unanswerable question. The way the question is being initiated is the same as asking if they ever quit beating their wife. You can't answer either way because of the structure of the question. Now, if they would have formed their question in a way that it could be answered with a yes or no then this video would make more sense. "representative/congressman, do you think President Trump asked the Ukraine president to investigate the bidens?" That's what a real question looks like that can be answered with a yes or no.

  • Rick F.
    12/31/2019 21:48

    No it was not ok for Obama to try to interfere with the Israeli election.

  • James M.
    12/31/2019 20:50

    Like Obozo did repeatedly. And Bush.

  • Lester S.
    12/31/2019 18:45

    Just admit it Joe bidden and his son can legally f*** us Americans and get away with it

  • Flora K.
    12/31/2019 17:19

    So-called 'democracy' in action!

  • Chris A.
    12/31/2019 16:43

    Lying hypocrites

  • Ricardo C.
    12/31/2019 14:49

    What a scam of the earth 💩💩💩

  • EliYahu S.
    12/31/2019 10:48

    If they have proven the case, then go to trial. But Nancy stalls, so, answering stupid questions vs headbutts? Headbutts Wins!

  • Gary M.
    12/31/2019 08:35

    Spineless hypocrites who have betrayed their oath of office. History is watching.

  • Jaime J.
    12/31/2019 08:12

    I think he was supposed to be asking if it was ok for ex vice presidents to do so

  • Nathan F.
    12/31/2019 06:52

    The Democratic party has nothing and they are going to look ridiculous when this charade blows up in their face.

  • Jeff G.
    12/31/2019 05:46

    Way to go Don! Bad enough trying to work within an uncontrolled Congress and then have to deal with imbeciles.

  • Mike H.
    12/31/2019 04:30

    Typical liberal tactic. The return question should be, “Do you really feel good about yourself when you beat your spouse?”

  • Chris N.
    12/31/2019 03:19

    Know one ask if the president has the right to protect the highest office from someone that already sold out as VP. I say he does have that right.

  • Jerry S.
    12/31/2019 02:44

    What a stupid question to ask when there is no proof of the President did anything wrong!!

  • James M.
    12/31/2019 02:29

    Good question, ask the democrats

  • Julie G.
    12/31/2019 02:04

    Why are they not asking about the fossil warrant and Biden's.

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