When it comes to the Republican party, it seems that there is always someone involved who marches to the beat of a different drum. I cringe every time I hear Representative Nunes’s name in the media. If you go to the Library of Congress site, or Wikepedia (make sure you verify the information on the site), you can see what his activities are in the House including his activities with respect to his home district. His core positions in congress are identical to the President’s.
He dismisses global climate change. He is for the deregulation of several laws related to environmental protections. He is for major regulation repeal, including the provisions of the clean air act. He supports wholesale deregulation, especially when it benefits groups such as the fossil fuel industry. He supports in some fashion the Tax bill which overwhelmingley benefits the wealthy. He supports Trump’s ban on muslim travel to the US. He supported the Benghazi investigation and has maintained the position that their was a cover up by Secretary Clinton, even though all parties were eventually cleared of wrong doing. He supports major changes to Medicare and Social Security including rasing the plan’s rates which negatively affects the growing elderly population. He voted in favor of the 2013 government shut down which furlowed 800,000 federal workers. In his district, he has not done a whole lot to represent central California. With any substance, he has been active in introducing legislation related to water and irregation managemt in the San Joaquin valley. He is also involved in highway infrastructure within the state including legislation to improve state highway 99. It is worth pointing out that the Governor of California has played a more significant role. Incidentaly, most of the legislation that he has been involed in may get the support of the House, but rarely does he and the committees he is associated with garner discussion or even a vote in the Senate.
Representative Nunes is an advocate of undoing any legislation or laws that President Obama passed. He is very party biased and most of his federal efforts reflect support for the defiant GOP membership.
He has recently garnered attention because of his behavior in the house relative to the Russia investigation. He is becoming well known for embracing and spreading conspiracy theories. He has leaked classified information many times during his time in Congress. He repeatedly runs to the White house to share any information he has garnered relative to the President’s involvement in the Russian meddling in our electoral process. My sketchy label for him is because he is always very sneaky and continually leaves the democrats on the house Russia investigation out of the loop. For a guy who says he has recused himself, he sure spends a lot of time being intimately involved.
One reason why I am sharing my thoughts about the Representative, is to point out that for the administration’s claim that they are draining the swamp, they sure support a serpent and revere him as a significant player in the GOP’s efforts to manipulate and hamper the investigation into the President’s involvement with regard to the Russian meddling.
Just look at him, he even presents himself as being shifty. To me, it is disgusting that he and others have become lap dogs for the President.