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GOP Rep: I Work With 130 People Comfortable In Church

Rep. Bill Sali (R-Idaho), addressing a gathering at the Shake the Nation rally in Idaho on May 16, told those assembled that he goes “to work in a place that, well, it’s quite a mess: your nation’s capital. I tell people, ‘As bad as you ever thought it was, just know it’s a lot worse.’ In spite of that, I work with a group of probably around 130 people that are very good folks, people that I look up to, that I respect a great deal, people who would be quite comfortable sitting in these pews on a Sunday. I hope you’re encouraged by that. It’s not a majority. But if you put 70 or 80 more of those folks in power it would be. Do you believe God could do that for this country? I do. Do you believe we deserve it as a country? Not really. Do you believe that God wants to bless this country still? I do. We’ve got to get a few things straightened out. ”

If he’s referring exclusively to Republicans, that would logically mean that roughly 70 of his GOP colleagues—or one in three House Republicans—wouldn’t be comfortable in the pews Sali referred to, nor would they be “very good folks.”
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