Rep. Aderholt: ‘The Democrat Party has been imploding really before our eyes over the last couple of months’
CULLMAN — On Saturday afternoon, U.S. Rep. Robert Aderholt (R-Haleyville) offered a briefing of the happenings in Washington, D.C., specifically the Democrat-controlled U.S. House of Representatives, to a meeting of the Alabama Republican Party’s 4th Congressional District members.
On the heels of former Department of Justice special counsel Robert Mueller’s testimony before the House Judiciary and Intelligence Committees and the rise of “The Squad,” a foursome of so-called progressive freshman Democrats led by U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), the Haleyville lawmaker summed it up as “surreal.”
“Of course, you know Congress is in session this past week because of all that’s went on in Washington,” Aderholt said to the group assembled at The Top of the Town restaurant on the third floor of Cullman Savings Bank Building. “And we had, of course, a crazy week. But this whole year has been crazy. It has actually been surreal.”
US Rep. @Robert_Aderholt, Alabama Secretary of State @JohnHMerrill and @MartinVickers MP all in attendance at @ALGOP’s 4th congressional district in Cullman today #alpolitics pic.twitter.com/2BO3KGjzEF
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“Between the Mueller investigations and hearings, between AOC and ‘The Squad,’ between the start of the presidential campaign and all the other unusual things that’s happening in Washington, D.C. with the Democrats now controlling the House, it has really just been a surreal type of year and just bizarre of what goes on in Washington these days,” Aderholt continued. “It’s been fascinating to watch the Democrat Party and how the Democrat Party has been imploding really before our eyes over the last couple of months.
“Of course, we’re approaching the presidential race. You see all the infighting between the presidential candidates, what they’re doing, and just seeing how far to the left they’re going. And I’m reminded every day that when something goes on in the Democrat Party, it’s just helping Donald Trump be reelected. This has been a fascinating year, to say the least. To be up there with what’s going on, these new members like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and with [Rashida] Tlaib and [Ilhan] Omar – just how hard to the left they are presenting this country, and the Democrat Party has to accept them. So it’s just fascinating to sit back and watch.”
Aderholt was accompanied by Conservative Party British Member of Parliament Martin Vickers of Cleethorpes, who was in Alabama participating in a legislative exchange program.