'Called to do it': Blake Masters plots Senate rise

'Called to do it': Blake Masters plots Senate rise


Blake Masters looks at a dysfunctional, leadership-driven Congress and imagines a junior Republican senator from Arizona can be effective.

“A lot of people get in Congress and immediately surrender their legislative ambitions to practical reality,” Masters told the Washington Examiner in a telephone interview the first week of January. “What good is a Republican majority in Congress if we’re not ready and willing to legislate?”

“I intend to find out just how much one person can do,” he said.

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It would not be easy. Major legislation is often the purview of party leadership, even more so than the heads of so-called powerful committees, and the bipartisan majorities required to effect lasting reform are hard

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