Sep 28, 2023
We have observed and, perhaps, suffered from the gridlock in Congress. In today's discussion, we unravel a growing concern within Congress—the increasing percentage of members over 70, many boasting 15 to 30 years of service.
This demographic tends to align with their respective political parties, often sidelining the needs and voices of their constituents. Moreover, we explore the troubling interplay between prolonged incumbency, financial backing from special interests, and potential ethical transgressions. Recent events, like the indictment of Senator Bob Menendez, serve as stark reminders of the precarious balance between political allegiance and ethical responsibility, emphasizing the need for a transformative shift in how we envision democratic representation.
Our featured guest in this episode is Rishi Kumar, a candidate with a compelling vision to represent part of California's Silicon Valley in the House of Representatives. Rishi brings a unique blend of tech-savvy perspectives and a commitment to transparency, aiming to disrupt the status quo. Join us as we engage with Rishi in a thought-provoking conversation that sheds light on the importance of representation, accountability, and ethical conduct within the heart of American governance.