His son may be in trouble with him at home, but in Washington D.C. it’s the corporate lobbyists and apologists who have drawn the ire of Senator Sheldon Whitehouse.
At a congressional hearing on Tuesday called “Restoring Our Democracy” which focused on how to make special interests more accountable in the political process, Whitehouse took Ilya Shapiro of the Cato Institute to the proverbial woodshed when he not-at-all-surprisingly suggested that Sheldon’s DISCLOSE Act put too high a burden on SuperPACs.
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The highlight is when, in talking about a disabled veteran he met recently, Whitehouse put some perspective on the different type of sacrifices expected of Americans to protect our country’s principles.
“We had asked that you man to go to Afghanistan and we sent him down a road that had an improvised explosive devise under it that blew both his legs off,” said the senator. “If we can ask that young man to do that we can ask the Koch brothers to put up with some impolite blogging.”