A new documentary called, The Swamp, gives a first hand account of how the political machine operates in Washington D.C.
Director of The Swamp, Matt Whitworth, interviews four federal Republican lawmakers about the inter-workings of politics in D.C. Whitworth points to the Omnibus Bill as evidence of how elected officials carry out business.
“These guys were all adamantly against the bill because it’s a 2,000 plus page bill and they only had a few hours to read it. I think that’s one of the things that makes this series interesting from the viewers is I get to ask these guys, pointblank, the questions that I think every American would like to ask them. I just asked last week why do you guys wait until the last minute to do anything. It’s that sort of process you’re going to get to see unfoild.”
The Swamp can viewed on Facebook. Whitworth, a guest on WNPV’s Comment Please By Univest Monday, says The Swamp also shows the arm-twisting and retaliation when a lawmaker doesn’t vote the right way on a piece of legislation. He says the payback includes being removed from committees and having foreign trips cancelled the night before a lawmaker is scheduled to leave for another nation on official business.