Every Tuesday, HOH gets to know a Member of Congress better through a series of five fun questions. This week, we chat with Rep. Thaddeus McCotter. The Michigan Republican is known for his quirky personality and love of music.
Q: Which team do you think will win the Stanley Cup?
A: Detroit Red Wings.
Q: If you could have dinner with anyone (aside from your family), who would it be and why?
A: Marcel Marceau. He has no mime for chitchat.
Q: What’s your favorite drink?
Q: What’s your favorite movie of all time?
A: “Swamp Shark.”
Q: Who’s your best friend in Congress?
A: When I get one, a dog. (HOH advises McCotter to chat with Sen. Roy Blunt.)
Lois Lerner, director of exempt organizations for the IRS, arrives for a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on the investigation of the IRS' targeting of political groups. Lerner invoked her Fifth Amendment right to not testify and caused a protest from some committee members when she offered an opening statement and engaged in dialogue with members before invoking the right.
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