Rep. Spencer Bachus Says There Are 17 Socialists in the House

(NEWSMAX)   Alabama Republican Rep. Spencer Bachus said he believes there are 17 socialists actively serving in the U.S. House of Representatives.

 

“Some of the men and women I work with in Congress are socialists,” the top Republican on the Financial Services Committee said at a breakfast gathering in Birmingham this week.

 

Bachus dropped the bombshell before a gathering of municipal and county leaders gathered to hear the Congressman’s views on guns, the federal budget, and creeping socialism.

 

He also said he has “some hope” for President Barack Obama, according to a report in the Birmingham News.

 

“He’s a better listener than George W. Bush,” Bachus said. “He tries to get ideas from people.”

 

However, the lawmaker qualified, he was distressed that Obama may be steered too far by the Congress.

 

Politico was quick to comment on the Bachus rhetoric, noting that a search of their in-house style book and the official U.S. House listings provided no category for socialists – “just a lot of Ds and Rs next to lawmaker names.”

 

Asked to clarify his comments after the speech, Bachus repeated to the Birmingham News that there were 17 socialists in the House, but named only U.S. senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont as definitively socialist.

 

Sanders’ spokesman Will Wiquist told the paper that Sanders is an independent who identifies with the Democratic Socialist Party .

 

“It’s a different brand of socialism than the congressman is probably thinking of,” Wiquist said.

 

Wiquist said there are no other socialists in Congress. Bachus did not define socialist but said the members themselves are open about their affiliation.

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One Response to Rep. Spencer Bachus Says There Are 17 Socialists in the House

  • 17 come on now, if 17 where all they had in the elected offices there is no way all theses socialist agendas and policies could be getting passed. “WE THE PEOPLE” seem to have been asleep and allowed this to happen. It is a sad time in our nation, the people seem willing to give into government with out a complaint, and vote the same scoundrels back in office most of the time. Then if they do vote for somebody else it is a person with the same ideas on government and its purpose. I really do not understand how people can not understand that the problem is government, but yet every problem the nation has the people believe more government is the answer. LESS GOVERNMENT, LESS TAXES
    GOD BLESS THE REPUBLIC MAY THE PEOPLE AWAKE BECAUSE THE HOUR IS LATE!

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