A local news host in North Dakota offered a scalding critique of Democratic Congressman Collin Peterson on his program last Tuesday after Peterson failed to return repeated requests for interviews on the farm bill.
Commentator Chris Berg, who hosts an opinion news show called “6:30 Point of View,” said he has submitted six interview requests to Peterson’s office in the past month, but has not heard anything back.
“So six times in the past month, [Peterson] won’t return a phone call… won’t return an email,” said Berg while comparing that response to the one he received from Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D), who he says at least declined an interview instead of ignoring him.
“I know you’re busy, but it’s recess,” a passionate Berg continued. “This is the time to sit down and actually visit with your constituents. ”
“I know you’ve been there forever, you think this is your seat, but guess what: you work for the people here in the valley,” he added:
TheBlaze reached out to Peterson’s office multiple times on Monday morning, but a spokesperson did not respond to our requests for comment by the time of publication.
Berg told TheBlaze on Monday morning that despite his passionate monologue on television last week, the congressman has still not responded to his requests for an interview.
“I just don’t get it,” Berg said, in a phone interview. “It’s frustrating. I think these people just think they own these seats.”
“This is the biggest media station in the valley,” he added. “There is no reason to not come on here and at least answer Facebook questions from your constituents if you don’t want me to ask you tough questions.”
(H/T: TV Spy)
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