A fellow Congress member took to Twitter today to call out Congresswoman Cindy Axne’s (D-IA) hypocritical position on bipartisanship.
Fresh off her slim election win, Axne gave an interview to Raccoon Valley Radio in an attempt to whitewash her left-wing allegiances and outrageous campaign rhetoric last fall. The interview, titled Axne Hopeful For Bipartisan 2021, is all about her lamenting how ineffective Congress has been and how she wants to be part of the solution, rather than more of the same.
Congresswoman Axne in the interview:
“I firmly believe that we need to do everything as much as we possibly can from a bipartisan perspective. I know that’s how we will come together, find solutions and move agendas forward. But, we also need to make sure we don’t have gridlock like we did last time.”
Axne’s official office promptly blasted it out on social media.
I’m already working with my colleagues across the aisle on commonsense measures that will provide relief to small businesses and to put money in Iowans’ pockets as we continue to fight through the #COVID19 pandemic and get our economy back on track. #IA03https://t.co/59Obfm0LCw
— Rep. Cindy Axne (@RepCindyAxne) January 25, 2021
The tweet and interview were too much to handle for Congressman Jason Smith representing Missouri’s 8th Congressional District. He asked for some clarification.
That’s odd…this is the last message my staff got from you. Are you no longer kicking Republicans off your bills? https://t.co/8lkpvhHWnC pic.twitter.com/IdgL02l4Pi
— Rep. Jason Smith (@RepJasonSmith) January 26, 2021
The tweet features a screenshot of a redacted email from Congresswoman Axne’s staff notifying Rep. Smith’s staff that Anxe would not be working with the Republican member on a would-be bipartisan issue.
What happened to “…we need to do everything as much as we possibly can from a bipartisan perspective”?
noun, the practice of claiming to have moral standards or beliefs to which one’s own behavior does not conform