Liberal U.S. Rep. Jared Polis is taking the top spot, but it’s likely not the spot he was hoping for. A new report out by Congressional Quarterly highlights that Polis has missed nearly one-third of votes on the Rules Committee this year, which is the most of any of the members of the committee. From Twitter earlier today:
Colorado gubernatorial candidate Jared Polis, a fifth term representative from Boulder, has missed nearly a third of House Rules Committee votes this year. @cqnow #copolitics pic.twitter.com/fHXlyILF1N
— Shawn Zeller (@shawnzeller) December 11, 2017
Ouch. Is Polis campaigning? We haven’t heard of a plethora of campaign events. Is he just disengaged? We wouldn’t blame him after being passed over time and time again for a leadership position in Washington, D.C. Where is he if he’s not in committee?
If Polis is skirting his duties while on the campaign trail, arguably on his best behavior, what happens when the public isn’t watching? Will he be here, there, and everywhere (except where he is supposed to be)?