Gohmert describes how, for a period of time, nondenominational Christian church services (for “all faiths of Christianity”) were held every Sunday inside the chamber, a room which also happened to be the original House of Representatives. He also mentions that Thomas Jefferson, while president, would attend Sunday services regularly there.
Campaign fundraising is really complicated issue. Or at least, it appears to be very complicated.
Somehow, what seems to be a very simple concept — that money is the dirty part of politics and it probably should have the most oversight and regulation — has gotten really confusing, to the point that all rhetoric has resorted to the equivalent of political gaslighting.
Over the years, it has become the habit of some reporters (myself included) to skip prepared remarks like these, based on the rationale that you can watch it all on Healthcare.gov, or C-Span, or CNN. However, one of the advantages of being a small publication is that you can shoot video from spots the big guys can’t get to, and with more agility. You won’t see that bee harassing a member of the audience on Fox News (well, maybe now, you will).