March 28, 2016

This Iowa Congressman Has Really Had It With D.C. Cranes

By Ruth Tam

When Congressman Rod Blum (R-Iowa) thinks of D.C., he thinks of cranes. And when he thinks of cranes, he gets angry on behalf of the hard-working Americans who pay for them and reap none of their benefits.

The congressman’s quip was about about 50 times more successful than his average tweet, but not because his followers also hate cranes…

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This isn’t the first time Congressman Blum has tweeted his disdain for the city that happens to be the nation’s capital.

To be fair, at least one person “gets” Blum’s preoccupation with wealth in the district and his conflation of it and federal spending.

But the overarching response seems to be disappointment.

What do you think of Congressman Blum’s call for a D.C. recession? What were your favorite responses? Join our conversation with Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, Buzzfeed’s John Stanton and George Mason University’s Stephan Fuller on Monday, March 28, at 12:30 p.m. EST.