Rep. Rod Blum
Earlier this month Rep. Rod Blum of Iowa had an embarrassing moments when he walked out of an interview.
He ended an interview with a local Iowa TV station, apparently unhappy with a line of questioning about who would be allowed into the series of town hall events he is holding this week in his district.
In response to a follow-up question, Blum said: “I don’t represent all Iowans. I represent the first district of Iowa. That would be like saying, ‘Shouldn’t I be able to, even though I live in Dubuque, go vote in Iowa City during the election because I’d like to vote in that district instead?’
Scheinblum replied by asking Blum whether he would still be willing to accept a donation from a
Republican in Iowa City, a question that prompted the congressman to scoff and announce “I’m done” as he stood up to remove his microphone. “This is ridiculous. He’s going to sit here and just badger me,”
Blum said, seemingly gesturing to a staff member of his off camera.
To make it even more akward the children he requested as a backdrop all filed out with him.
It’s an embarrassing display of not being able to answer a simple question.