“We did not send him there to vote his conscience. We did not send him there to do the right thing or whatever he said he was doing. We sent him there to represent us,” Washington County GOP Chairman Dave Ball told Pittsburgh-area CBS affiliate KDKA-TV.
It sure sounds like the GOP would prefer pure democracy. Representatives be damned. “Even so,” rejoined Washington, “we pour our legislation into the senatorial saucer to cool it.” Apocryphal perhaps, but it justified the bicameral system for Jefferson.
Ball is just venting the frustration of the “new” GOP that is dividing like a runaway malignancy. Still there is some dark humor sort of like the rugby bumper sticker that says “Rugby Players Eat Their Dead”. Sounds tough until you run out of players.