Hurt and Rigell: Two Do-Nothing Members Get Bored and Split

Hurt and Rigell: Two Do-Nothing Members Get Bored and Split

In what job can you make $174,000, get free travel and 18 people working for you, all paid for by taxpayers, and get away with doing nothing but yet you still get paid? That job would be: Member of Congress.

Rep. Scott Rigell (R-Va.) who was swept into office in a Tea Party wave, is leaving. He’s bored. He wants to “go home.”  But he’s been home. The House of Representatives is out of session more than it is in session.  What did Eric Cantor and Rigell do together in Congress when Cantor was there?

Before him, Rep. Robert Hurt (R-Va.), decided to split.  Rigell is a member of the House Armed Services Committee and has been serving in Congress with a Tea Party majority the entire time he has been in the institution.  Hurt is on other Committees and what work he’s done on them is mysterious.

But turnover is usually good.  Perhaps Virginia’s voters can have Representatives who want to do something during their time in office.