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.



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