Beware the Zombie Congress
With a whopping 92 members of Congress retiring or defeated in November’s elections, the new lame duck session will feature a host of members who no longer have to answer to their constituents.
That makes the lame duck session, during which Congress will consider a host of controversial measures including legislation to avert the “fiscal cliff,” a tenuous situation.
Heritage’s James Carafano has dubbed the lame duck “The Zombie Congress” – legislators ousted but still in Washington can sway major pieces of legislation without fear of democratic recourse.
In the vein of his neologism, Heritage has released a new video on the Zombie Congress, which can be viewed above.