Rep. Holding shares insights on pressure of politics
Posted November 4, 2013
Updated November 5, 2013
Raleigh, N.C. — 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.