Tuesday is here, and it is time once again for HOH to help you get to know a Member of Congress better through a series of five fun questions. This week, Rep. Jon Runyan (R-N.J.) discusses his musical and literary fancies.
Q: What is the one superpower that you would want to have? A: Invisibility, because I think every once in a while being able to go about your day without being noticed would be nice.
Q: Mac or PC? A: Mac. I just find them to be more user-friendly.
Q: Who is your favorite musical artist/band of all time? A: George Strait, because it was the first concert I went to with my wife, Loretta, at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.
Q: We know you are a former professional football player. What is the most memorable injury you’ve ever had or witnessed in your football career? A: When two teammates fell on and crushed my foot on Christmas Day, which then required two operations to fix.
(Bonus side note: Runyan was injured during this month’s Congressional football game and has been seen in a motorized wheelchair. He was diagnosed with plantar fasciitis, according to his press secretary. That’s an inflammation of his heel. He was told to stay off it for a while, and it is getting better, his office says.)
Q: What is your favorite book? A: “The Four Agreements” by Miguel Angel Ruiz. The book promotes the idea of creating happiness through personal freedom. The four agreements in the book are: be impeccable with your word, don’t take anything personally, don’t make assumptions, always do your best.
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., right, hugs Harold Schaitberger, General President of the International Association of Fire Fighters, after the Congressman spoke at the IAFF's Legislative Conference General Session at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, March 9, 2015. The day featured addresses by members of Congress and Vice President Joe Biden.