“Elect me, I will charge you less.”
“You have to do what the special interest groups require.”
Lauren Windsor of The Undercurrent caught GOP Rep Mo Brooks on video saying that says prime committee chairmanships cost a minimum of $1 million and are paid by special interest groups as “a quid pro quo” for favored legislation.
NEW: GOP Rep Mo Brooks says prime committee chairmanships cost a minimum of $1 million and are paid by special interest groups as "a quid pro quo" for favored legislation#ALsen pic.twitter.com/SswSObhpf7
— Lauren Windsor (@lawindsor) April 15, 2022
Brooks explains there are tiers that divide committees into groups: “A” is the most expensive, “B” is the median and “C” is the cheapest. The group designations / price ranges are assigned by their importance, which is determined by special interest group agendas.
Where does a congressman get a million dollars to become chair of these committees? Not from regular citizens, says Brooks. Politicians need to get their funding from special interest groups in return for favors.