Matthew Foldi, a former investigative journalist and current Republican candidate for Congress in Maryland’s Sixth Congressional District, seeks to reverse “part-time MP” David Trone (D-MD), joined Breitbart News Saturday to discuss how little the incumbent cares about his constituents because, let’s face it, he barely keeps his taxpayer-funded offices open.
Foldi, who previously served as an investigative reporter at the Washington Free Beacon to uncover corruption in the Biden administration, launched the attack during his radio appearance, calling Trone “the laziest Democrat in Congress” because he is more focused on running his multi-billion dollar business. halls of Congress than to work for his constituents.
The Republican candidate explained how he used his skills as an investigative reporter – where he previously uncovered Democratic lawmakers leaving their offices closed throughout the pandemic and still as the country returned to work – on the campaign trail to expose Throne for not doing his job in Congress.
As Breitbart News reported, Foldi has spent the past week visiting Trone’s various taxpayer-funded offices and holding press conferences to show how Trone — who doesn’t live in the neighborhood — has become a “part-time MP.” Foldi mentioned how he “invited local business owners, farmers, teachers, veterans, law enforcement officers, Republican activists, to speak to me outside each of his closed offices.”
A Trone spokesperson said Foldi’s “accusations” that its offices were “systematically closed” are “misinformation that could confuse voters.” And the spokesperson also admitted that “not every office is open every day” but claimed that all calls to the office would be returned within 48 hours and that “the service constituting [is] an absolute priority.
Foldi again responded to Trone saying he’s “taking the Biden administration’s disinformation bureau to the next level.”
“Trone lives 20 miles outside the Capitol in Potomac, Maryland. Maryland Democrats think the state ends at the Potomac and western Maryland just doesn’t exist and doesn’t matter,” Foldi said. “But Trone lives 20 minutes from the Capitol and skipped 25% of the House vote last year alone.”
He further explained that “David Trone doesn’t live in this neighborhood, he doesn’t vote in this neighborhood, and he doesn’t even vote while he’s on Capitol Hill. He has no excuse for not doing his job. And yet, he pretends to be our deputy. This is totally dishonest, and the fact that he responded to my visit to the closed offices by calling it “misinformation” instead of just opening his offices shows that his priority is Total Wine’s bottom line. He does not represent the citizens of Maryland’s sixth congressional district. »
Tune @BreitbartNews Saturday NOW—I speak with @mboyle1 in regards to @JacobMBlissthe story of my visit to the closed offices of David Trone and how we will finally get #MD06 a full-time congressman https://t.co/USYVoH4CwD
— Matthew Foldi (@MatthewFoldi) May 21, 2022
“We know Democrats will live in this permanent pandemic mode until the kingdom comes,” Foldi said. “But, if you’re a congressman, you’re working on our time. You don’t work one day a week. You work five days. You work seven days a week. If there’s someone in your neighborhood who has a problem, you have to solve it, you can’t just sit there and let it gather dust.
Hitting Trone on where his allegiance lies, Foldi added that Trone is not answering “unless someone pays David Trone thousands of dollars to attend a fundraiser with Joe Biden or hundreds of dollars to buy 30 racks at Total Wine … He’s sensitive to Democratic mega-donors and the people who pay him at his business that’s open seven days a week while all of his government offices are closed.
“If David Trone was running his multi-billion dollar national company which has no offices in our district the same way he runs his government offices, we would have fired him two and a half years ago. That’s exactly what we’re going to do in November,” Foldi said, noting that on day one if elected to Congress, he “will start doing the work that residents of Maryland’s Sixth Congressional District have need, namely to be their representative. ”
Foldi said that when he is elected to Congress, the Republican Party will have to start investigating the Biden administration and impose some sort of accountability since “we also know the Democrats won’t even show up for work.” He also acknowledged that members of Congress not showing up for work and briefings in person posed a “massive threat to national security.”
“When they’re not discussing classified information, that’s how we see things like the failed Afghan withdrawal, or they’re discussing classified information from their Starbucks, you know, in Brooklyn, and they only talk about classified material on Zoom. You know, who knows who is listening to this,” he explained. “The Democrats are the party of big government, we know that, but they are also the party of closed and locked down government. So we have a responsibility not to increase the size of government, but to actually open up government to do the job.
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