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'Disgusted' GOP Freshman: No More Safe Spaces for Lawmakers

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By    |   Thursday, 26 Jan 2017 12:29 PM

Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Penn., has set out to eliminate "members only" signs in the Capitol, seeing them as a "disgusting" way of separating politicians from the American people.

"I was disgusted to find the 'People's House' complex littered with signage with the sole purpose of separating members of Congress from the people they work for," he said in a statement to the Washington Examiner released Thursday.

Fitzpatrick, who was elected in November, has already proposed bills that would add congressional term limits, dock legislators pay if they fail to pass a budget, and end lifelong pensions for members.

"Even little things like this highlight why too many Americans feel left out," he said. "They see a system that does more to preserve the status quo than it does solving our most pressing challenges, and a class of career politicians and elite insiders who see themselves as a separate class than their constituents."

"That mindset needs to stop — and I will do anything I can to end it," Fitzpatrick added. His resolution would prohibit any "members only" signs from the Capitol's House wing and from any House office building.

"What causes corruption? Money and seniority, and that's what I want to fight while I'm here," Fitzpatrick said during a recent interview with The Washington Free Beacon.

"What I saw in my experience in the [FBI's political corruption unit] was a direct correlation between the length of time in office and the existence of political corruption," he continued. "It is rare that you indict an elected official that has been in office for two years and far more likely that they've been there for 20."

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Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Penn., has set out to eliminate "members only" signs in the Capitol, seeing them as a "disgusting" way of separating politicians from the American people.
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