The Knuckleheads of the Day award
Today's winners are Republican Congressmen Pete Sessions and Mike Fitzpatrick. They get the award for the following-
Pete Sessions of Texas and Mike Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania did not get off to a smooth start at the beginning of the 112th Congress. The Republican lawmakers skipped the official swearing in of all members on the House floor because they were attending Fitzpatrick’s “celebration”—of his swearing in—in the Capitol’s Visitor Center. Said celebration was a fundraiser, where attendees were asked to pay at least $30 (or more).Does Fitzpatrick or Sessions believe in obeying rules or following the constitution? That is debatable, but they were have proven themselves clueless on this one occasion. That's all I need to name Republican Congressmen Pete Sessions and Mike Fitzpatrick today's Knuckleheads of the Day.
Fundraisers are forbidden from taking place in the visitor center, according to congressional rules.
Just as bad was the fact that by not attending the real swearing in, both representatives wound up voting on actions and legislation without being official members of Congress.
Hat tip- Rick at SFDB