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Bobby Jindal Suggests Firing Everyone In Congress

Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana suggested firing everybody in Congress when asked during the most recent Republican presidential debate which Democrat he admired most.

“Let me use my time to say this: I want to fire everybody in D.C. in both parties,” Jindal said during the Nov. 10 debate. “We need term limits, get rid of them all, and make them live under the same laws they pass for the rest of us.”

Jindal was also critical of his fellow candidates who he believes are pro-government.

“If we send another big government Republican to The White House we will not do enough to fix what is wrong with this country,” he said.

Perhaps ironically, there have been calls for Jindal to be fired from his current position as governor. A petition on MoveOn calling for his dismissal cited his executive order on religious freedom which “allows businesses to discriminate against people on the basis of religious beliefs.” Although the petition is described as being “mostly symbolic,” it has garnered more than 10,000 signatures.

Despite objections to his policies as governor, Jindal has more approval from his constituents than Congress. 

According to a poll released by Gallup on Nov. 11, Congress’ approval rating slipped to 11 percent, its lowest point this year. A poll conducted last week among Louisiana residents found just 20 percent approve of Jindal's performance as governor, The Times-Picayune reported.

Sources: GOP Presidential Debate Clip/Washington PostWashington Times, MoveOn, Gallup, The Times-Picayune

Photo Credit: Gage Skidmore/Flickr, Derek Bridges/Flickr

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