The Fine Print
Before Rep. Vance McAllister won a special election last month to represent Louisiana’s 5th Congressional District, the 39-year-old businessman had not only never run for public office, but never stepped foot in the nation’s capital.
But today, as he settles into an office on Capitol Hill that once belonged to President Gerald Ford, he tells “The Fine Print” he hopes to rise above the partisan squabble that contributed to the lowest approval ratings ever for Congress.
“It just seems like there's a lot of bickering, a lot of arguing, a lot about partisanship, whether it's right of wrong,” said McAllister, a Republican. “People are just tired of seeing all the fighting they want to see things happening and moving forward.”
Part of rising above the partisanship, McAllister said, includes giving Obama the respect he deserves as the president of the United States.
“I pray for him every day and hope he makes the right decisions and has the right convictions, but I know hisRead More »from The “Duck Dynasty” congressman: Meet the House’s newest member