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Rep. Holding shares insights on pressure of politics

Posted November 4, 2013
Updated November 5, 2013

— Freshman Congressman George Holding has been on the job nine months and says he has seen “a lot of division and conflict in Washington.”

Holding, who represents North Carolina’s 13th District, was in Raleigh on Monday, speaking to the Wake County Taxpayers Association, and shared some of his insights on the pressure of politics.

“Sometimes, in divided government, the best thing you can do is (keep) bad things from happening,” he said.

A CBS News poll last month found that 85 percent of respondents disapprove of how Congress is doing its job. Holding says it’s as bad on the inside as it looks from the outside.

“We have these differences and debates. One of the leverage points that Congress has is the power of the purse, and we will have to continue to use that as policies or changes in the law try to be implemented that we don’t believe are in the best interest of the United States and people as a whole,” he said.

Congressman George Holding Congressman shares insights on pressure of politics







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  • ILoveDowntownRaleigh Nov 5, 2013

    Holding sounds unapologetically obstructionist, shows absolutely no interest in working to solve the Congressional deadlocks and Tea Party extremism, and seriously believes the average citizen won't see through his doubletalk.

    He is the perfect example of an individual that we need to get out of elected office before our state and federal governments will make any progress on any issue.

  • Pooter McGooter Nov 5, 2013

    wow archmaker, very bitter are you? Talk about the politics of greed and envy? What's it to you what other's have or don't have?

    As far as redrawing districts, if you are either that gullible or that partisan as to believe that redrawing districts isn't something the Democratics have been doing in this state for decades, then your isn't a position, but rather a relgion.

  • archmaker Nov 5, 2013

    holding's response to the "pressure of politics" is to (literally) fall asleep on the job. yep, there he was on cspan snoring away.

    power of the purse? yes, keep that in mind of what branch of government actually does the spending when you complain about the "administration's" debt.

    and exactly WHO drew this guy's district??? It has all of the rural republican voters except for the exact sliver that reaches up Inside the Beltline to include this trust-fund baby's house. there are people a couple of streets over that can't even vote for their neighbor because they are not in the same district.

  • miseem Nov 5, 2013

    I guess he must have come across as a reasonable, educated man. Heres A Thought.

    Educated, obviously. Reasonable? Only if you think the Tea Party tactics and ideology are reasonable. Such as a previous posting claiming that a total government shut down is the best thing that could happen to this country.

  • sillywabbitthepatriot Nov 5, 2013

    Congressman Holding Votes Against Senate Budget Deal

    "If anyone had any doubt Washington politics are broken, look at what happened tonight: after ten months of deliberation Congress voted to borrow more, not to cut spending. And to repeat the same debt ceiling and Continuing Resolution process, we've just been through, in a few months. That is the culmination of broken politics."

    Brad Miller would have voted to keep spending.

  • HelmutNewton Nov 5, 2013

    Holding is pathetic. Instead of working to create jobs, he is pandering to the idiotic Tealiban.

  • quadrathlete Nov 5, 2013

    "I've contributed to this division in every way I could think of, but I know if I try hard in the months to come, I can muck things up even more".
    Vote for Pedro

    LOL, SO loud. It takes 2 there Pedro to have a division. Using your logic, I can say the same thing about Price. If Price would just vote conservative, there would be no division. I guess you would be happy with Holding then if that were to happen.

  • quadrathlete Nov 5, 2013

    Keep on using the power of the purse Rep. Holding!!! Keep up the gridlock. You represent 1/3 of the EQUAL government powers. You were duly elected to represent those of us who knew Obamacare was sold as a lie, as well as those who are discovering now it was sold as a lie. Help us save this economy and repeal Obamacare.

    I also agree that this interview was more about Congress than Rep. holdings views and what he is doing to save this country. The headline is misleading for sure. As a matter of fact, I see no information in the story or the video that discusses anything about his pressures and insights.

    I too am thrilled to have him as my Rep. and not the career politician David Price, who is more responsible for the 85% disapproval than Holding ever could be.

  • Pooter McGooter Nov 5, 2013

    glarg, Amen! I would love to see a poll next to the above cited statistic regarding Holdings approval rating. Of course, we will get one next year. If Holding loses, it will be because rational minds have prevailed. If he wins, it will be because redistricted gerrymandering.

    David Price? another Natering Nabob. If he didn't have a bunch of out-of-state intellectual juveniles to vote for him, as well of course as the usual protected classes he keeps in servitude, the guy couldn't win an election on his best day.

  • Vote for Pedro Nov 5, 2013

    Freshman Congressman George Holding has been on the job nine months and says he has seen “a lot of division and conflict in Washington.”

    Holding went on to say, "I've contributed to this division in every way I could think of, but I know if I try hard in the months to come, I can muck things up even more".