May 01, 2011


Wealthy Lawmaker Claims to be Struggling

Rep. Denny Rehberg (R-MT), estimated by Roll Call to be the 23rd richest member of Congress with a self-reported net worth of between $6,598,014 and $56,244,998, told an audience member at a town hall meeting that he was "struggling like everyone else."

Said Rehberg: "I'm a small businessman. My wife is a small businessman. You know she hasn't taken a salary in ten years? She has not, as a result of the business, because we are struggling like everyone else... with the economy."

Rehberg is currently running for the GOP nomination to challenge Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT) next year.

Here's the video via TPM:










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