House Democrats Thursday passed legislation to provide money for the Agriculture Department and Food and Drug Administration, with all four Arkansas Republicans opposing the measure. Stay on for a dose of GOP hypocrisy from Rep. French Hill.
The money would resume food safety inspection and provide money for rural development, among other issues of seeming importance to people in Arkansas. Ten Republicans (none from Arkansas) joined Democrats in supporting the legislation, almost identical to a bill that passed the Senate 92-6 in August. It’s unlikely to fare so well in the Senate
Republican support for Trump among Arkansas congressmen is not surprising, but it was accompanied by this contemporaneous dose of hypocrisy from millionaire former banker French Hill, the Republican from Little Rock. Remember that Hill, talking about the negativism “engulfing” the news and invoking the “spirit of bipartisanship,” spent millions in a re-election campaign painting House Speaker Nancy Pelosi as an evil socialist and opponent Clarke Tucker an enabler of violent drug gangs from Central American.
I refuse to be pulled down into the vortex of negativism that is engulfing our social media & cable news. Click below to learn more about a nearly 100 year tradition I'm continuing that brings members of Congress together: https://t.co/HrOdBLgTeZ
— French Hill (@RepFrenchHill) January 10, 2019