Washington DC still does not get it.
Eric Cantor was thrown out of office by Tea Party voters after ignoring his constituents for years. Even that jolt failed to wake a comfortably drowsy Republican leadership team into representing the people’s will. In fact, the first rule they told newly seated Rep. Dave Brat (R-VA) in DC was to not buck the system.
As a member of the House Freedom Caucus, Dave Brat has unapologetically failed to heed their advice. Brat fights against their failures, and says leadership’s unresponsiveness to issues close to voters’ hearts and minds is the reason Trump is resonating.
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