Rep. Paul Gosar has a great idea to catch lying politicians. But it doesn't go far enough
Opinion: Republican Rep. Paul Gosar thinks House leadership should be required to wear body cameras. Why not extend that to all of Congress, including him?
The problem with Republican Rep. Paul Gosar’s idea to catch lying politicians? It doesn’t go far enough.
“Should members of Congress wear body cameras, like police, during the day for transparency, anti-corruption and truth?” Gosar asked on Twitter in May.
Apparently, the overwhelming majority, or 94% of the 12,420 who responded to his Twitter poll, said yes to “Let’s try it.”
So, this week the congressman has proposed a resolution to do just that – sort of.
Gosar’s actual legislation involves a pilot program that would only require House of Representatives leadership to wear body cameras and share the footage with the public.
All 435 members should wear one - and livestream it
Mm-hmm. Why only the leadership?
I mean, if you’re going to do this, may as well go big or go home, right?
All 435 House members, including Gosar, should indeed “utilize body-worn cameras and ensure that the cameras are activated while carrying out official business,” as Gosar noted in a news release.
And “footage from the cameras (should) be shared with the public.”
Let’s really try that, congressman.
But tweak your legislation to include all members at all times they’re conducting official business and live-stream it all.
Just imagine all the lying politicians that would be caught. That’s one reality show I wouldn’t miss for the world.