It’s Recess Monday, when HOH gets to know a Member of Congress better through a series of five fun questions. This week, Rep. G.K. Butterfield (D-N.C.) talks about his preference for Spider-Man over Batman and the most memorable concert he attended.
Q: Your father was a dentist for 50 years. Did he ever work on your teeth? A: He did. Soft hands.
Q: You’ve been a judge and a Member of Congress. Who’s the most fascinating person you’ve met during your time in public life? A: Oh boy. [Michigan Democratic Rep.] John Conyers would be one person that would come to mind. I have great admiration for John. He’s been here since the Voting Rights Act was first enacted back in 1965. ... He loves music, he loves legislation, good command of the English language, good sense of humor, well-respected back at home, had a relationship with Martin Luther King Jr., gave Rosa Parks a job in her later years in life.
Q: What’s the most memorable concert you’ve been to? A: James Brown. I went to one of his concerts many, many years ago.
Q: North Carolina is home to a number of professional athletic franchises, except a Major League Baseball team. Would you like to see an MLB team in the Tar Heel State? A: I’d love to see a Major League Baseball team in North Carolina. We have football, basketball, hockey, we need a baseball team. Absolutely.
Q: This summer, the Batman and Spider-Man franchises are coming out with new movies. Which of the two superheroes do you prefer? A: I’d pick Spider-Man over Batman any day. Spider-Man is comprehensive and multitalented.