Rep. Meadows: Some Members of Congress Are ‘Duds,’ ‘Time to Eject Them’

By Craig Millward | October 13, 2017 | 4:30 PM EDT

Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.)
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( -- Speaking at the Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C. on Friday, Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) said that if members of Congress do not get behind President Donald Trump’s Agenda, then it is “time that you send us home.”

He also said some members of Congress were “duds,” and it was “time to eject them.”

“Now [President Trump] has rolled back all kinds of regulations, in fact more regulations have been rolled back, substantial regulations that have been rolled back in the first nine months of his presidency than any in modern times,” Meadows said.

“But we need to help him don’t you think?” he said.  “Don’t you think it’s time that Congress quits talking and starts doing? Isn’t it time? If we don’t get behind this agenda, an American First agenda, if we do not get behind it, it is time that you send us home.”

Meadows continued by comparing some members of Congress to shells in a shotgun.

“Now I love to shoot, I love to actually go out with my son and shoot, and so when you go out to shoot, you can shoot a lot of shells,” he said. “All of the shells look exactly the same. You can put them in and you can shoot --occasionally you come across one where you pull the trigger and it’s a dud.”

“Now you have two options,” said Meadows.  “You can leave that in the chamber and pull the trigger again and again and see if it fires. Or you can eject it and put in another shell.”

“I would suggest we have some members that are duds, that have been left in the chamber too long and it’s time to eject them,” said the congressman.  “It is time. It is time. Quit trying to make them perfect, start over with a fresh shell.”

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