Freshman congressman frustrated by extremists but hopeful of finding middle
August 4th, 2013
08:30 AM ET
8 months ago

Freshman congressman frustrated by extremists but hopeful of finding middle

Washington (CNN) – As Congress leaves the Capitol for its five-week August recess, freshman Rep. Eric Swalwell is headed home a little frustrated.

"The biggest problem for me is we're voting on extremes. You don't see compromise bills," he said Thursday evening on the east steps of the Capitol after a vote.

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  1. S. B. Stein

    That is so sad that we don't have people working together to get things done; middle of the road is what America needs.

    August 4, 2013 09:28 pm at 9:28 pm |
  2. Tector

    Can't understand how so few, can keep so many intimidated. If we live in a democracy, there should be majority rule, nothing less. If these misguided extremest want of disrupt, and threaten all other members, they need to be ousted from office. The entire country deserves to be represented, not just a few crackpots.

    August 4, 2013 09:55 pm at 9:55 pm |