Foldi, an investigative journalist for The Washington Free Beacon, who has been uncovering corruption within the Biden administration, went on the offensive in his radio interview in which he called Trone “the laziest Democrat in Congress” because he's focused on managing his multi-billion-dollar company within the corridors of Congress rather than serving his constituents.
The Republican candidate explained that he's using his expertise as an investigative reporter, he has previously exposed Democrat lawmakers who had their offices shut during the pandemic, and even when the nation is getting back to work, in the course of his campaign, he is highlighting Trone for not performing his job well in Congress.
As revealed, Foldi has spent the past week going around Trone's various tax-payer-funded offices and hosting press conferences to demonstrate how Trone -who doesn't reside within the district, is now a “part-time congressman.” Foldi said he's spent the past week “inviting local business owners, farmers, teachers, veterans, law enforcement officers, Republican activists, to speak with me outside each and every one of his closed offices.”
A spokesperson for Trone stated the “accusations” from Foldi about his office having been “routinely closed” is “misinformation that could cause confusion for the constituents.” The spokesperson admitted that “each office isn't open each day”; however, he said that calls to the office will be answered within 48 hours and “constituent support is an absolute priority.”
Foldi has yet to respond to Trone with the statement that he's “taking the Biden administration's misinformation Bureau to the next level.”
“Trone lives 20 miles outside of the Capitol in Potomac, Maryland. Democrats in Maryland think that the state ends at Potomac and that Western Maryland just doesn't exist and isn't important,” Foldi said. “But Trone lives 20 minutes from the Capitol and skipped 25 percent of the votes in the House last year alone.”
He also explained his position that “David Trone does not live in this district, he does not vote in this district, and he doesn't even vote while he's in the Capitol. He has zero excuse to not be doing his job. And yet he pretends to be our congressman. It is totally dishonest, and the fact that he responded to my closed office tour by calling it ‘misinformation' instead of just opening his offices shows that his priority is the bottom line at Total Wine. It is not representing the citizens of Maryland's Sixth Congressional District.”
“We know that Democrats will live in this permanent pandemic mode until kingdom come,” Foldi said. “But, if you're a member of Congress, you work on our time. You don't work one day a week. You work five days. You work seven days a week. If there's someone in your district who has a problem, you need to solve that, you cannot just sit there and let it gather dust.”
He then hits Trone on where his loyalties are. Foldi stated that Trone is not responsive “unless someone's paying David Trone thousands of dollars to attend a fundraiser with Joe Biden or hundreds of dollars buying 30 racks at Total Wine … He's responsive to Democratic mega-donors, and people who are paying him at his business that's open seven days a week, while all of his government offices are closed.”
“If David Trone ran his multi-billion-dollar national business that has zero offices in our district the way he runs his government offices, we would have fired him two and a half years ago. That's exactly what we're gonna do in November,” Foldi stated,noting that on day one, if he is elected to Congress, Foldi will “begin doing the work that the sixth Congressional District residents require and that is to be the representative of their district.”
Foldi said that if elected, the Republican party must begin an investigation into the administration and impose some accountability because “we also know that the Democrats still won't even show up to work.” He also said that Congress members who don't show up for briefings and meetings in person creates a “massive national security threat.”
“When they're either not discussing classified information, that's how we see things like the failed Afghanistan withdrawal, or they are discussing classified information from their Starbucks, you know, in Brooklyn, and they're just talking about classified material over Zoom. You know, who knows who's listening to this,” said the official. “Democrats are the party of big government, we know this, but they're also the party of closed and locked government. So we have a responsibility not to grow the size of government, but to actually open the government to do the job.”