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Jolly blames Washington discord on gerrymandering



Did you know Larry King was still in action? Well he is, and he got an interview with Rep. David Jolly.

In one exchange, that will be seen tonight on, Jolly talks about the negative effects of gerrymandering:

"I think one of the issues — why the divisions are so bad right now — speaks not so much to the congress, but — once the Supreme Court allowed district lines to be drawn on political boundaries, we’ve created so many seats that are either super Republican or super Democrat. And therefore, we elect people that are either super Republicans or super Democrats. And so you get to congress, and of course it’s going to be hard to find common ground. Look, everybody should bring their own convictions to Washington. I intend to do so. I told my colleagues that I respect them for doing so as well. We should at least be committed to finding areas where we can work together, and where we can’t, let’s be civil about it and continue the conversation."

Jolly also talks about Speaker John Boehner.

[Last modified: Thursday, March 20, 2014 7:23pm]


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