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Rod Blum, a congressman from Iowa who’s worth more than $15 million, suggested on Twitter earlier this week that what the District really needs is not voting rights like the ones afforded to his constituents (lol) but a recession. Why? Because he saw some cranes in Southwest.

https://twitter.com/RodBlum/status/712037035314380800

This is a popular idea with House Freedom Caucus member and women’s healthcare foe Blum, who may lose his seat in November. Failed presidential candidate Jeb Bush also adopted this idea.

https://twitter.com/RodBlum/status/657602815251083264

Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton went on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal today to politely suggest that Blum keep the District and its non-federally funded projects out of his mouth.