Stockman has missed 17 straight House votes since Jan. 9— including one on the $1.1 trillion omnibus federal spending package he promised on Twitter to vote against. That's unusual since, even though Stockman has a reputation as a Capitol Hill renegade, he missed only about a dozen major votes all last year.[..]After first dropping out of sight, the congressman recently was spotted on a visit to Egypt as a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee — but where he's gone since then is unclear.
Stockman's staff won't say where he is. They have ignored more than six weeks of emails, telephone messages and social media posts from The Associated Press and other news outlets.
Cornyn, seeking his third term, has a campaign that's been more responsive: "It's up to Texans to decide if they think someone who doesn't show up to work or adhere to election law deserves a promotion," said spokesman Drew Brandewie.
Though skipping votes isn't uncommon for congressmen who are campaigning, Stockman hasn't done much campaigning, even with Texas' March 4 Republican primary now looming.
You gotta' love it. These wingnuts can't even wait to see what executive orders end up being issued on gun control before they start with the impeachment threats. I'm not quite sure what else remains on the list that Congressional Republicans can do Read more...
In response to a so-called birther constituent who believed that Barack Obama was not born in the United States, Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-TX) said at a town hall event over the weekend that Republicans "probably" had enough votes to impeach the president.