The congressman imagines he’s surrounded by radicals. But it was his own Republican Party, founded by utopian socialists and militant abolitionists, that brought Marxist ideas to Washington and leftists to Congress.
The House Budget Committee chair sees his budget provoking a referendum on “the fundamental nature of American democracy and the social contract”—or, perhaps, the Ayn Rand ideology he so admires. But the real fight may come in his home district.
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