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Yoho-ho is a brass-bound flunky


Ted Yoho knows what tRump likes to hear. And he has the typical Republican inability to refrain from saying the quiet parts into a mic while a recording device is running, God love him.

Rep. Ted Yoho (R-Fla.) actually defended House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes’s botched handling of the Russia probe this way:

“You’ve got to keep in mind that he works for the president. He answers to the president,” said Florida Rep. Ted Yoho on MSNBC on Thursday. In fact, Nunes and Yoho both work for the legislative, not the executive, branch of the federal government.

Doesn’t “he work for the constituents of his district?” MSNBC host Craig Melvin asked.

“Well, you do both,” Yoho said.

Actually, not only is Nunes a member of the legislative branch, but also, that branch to which he belongs is also supposed to exercise oversight on the executive branch, not “work for the president.” Revealing…

And of course when a Republican sticks his foot so far down his mouth that he kicks his own ass, a spokesperson appears to say the Republican misspoke, imply that anyone who took seriously the words that came out of his mouth is some sort of troublemaker and even insist that he said something completely different, so shame on everyone for making a fuss.

Yoho’s spokesman, however, said the congressman “misspoke” — “plain and simple.”

“He knows that every member is here because of the people that voted them into office,” Yoho communications director Brian Kaveney said in a statement. “Members work for their constituents, whether they are rank and file or if they have the honor of serving as a committee chairman. The congressman stated that he works for his constituents and not for the President. The same reasoning is applied to all members.”

I’m convinced! Not really.

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