November 5, 2015

Democrats Pick One Of The Most Ineffective Members Of Congress For Leadership

Yesterday, House Democrats appointed Rep. Cheri Bustos (IL-17) as Senior Democratic Whip in Democratic Leadership. In fact, House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) went so far as to say:

“She knows that it takes more than just a good idea to get things done for working families in Congress, it takes determination and tenacity to get results… I know she’ll keep working on behalf of families in Illinois and across our country and help ensure that more workers and families can Make it in America.”

However, despite this promotion, Bustos has been ranked as one of the least effective members of Congress. Bustos received an Effectiveness Score of ZERO and has yet to successfully pass a bill in Congress.

Bustos Rank

House Democrats’ choice to appoint someone so ineffective to leadership clearly shows that cronyism is more important than accomplishment. Based on their attitude, it’s unsurprising they have accepted their all but certain defeat in 2016.