Alabama’s Senior U.S. Representative Shares Thoughts About GOP Primary


U.S. Rep. Robert Aderholt was an additional bonus speaker today at the Business Council of Alabama’s Tuesday Briefing.

Rep. Aderholt, R-Haleyville, in Montgomery for meetings, was invited to attend the Tuesday Briefing. He is in his 10th term and serves on the important House Appropriations Committee and chairs the subcommittee on agriculture.

He brought the Tuesday Briefing audience up to speed on current political and practical issues in Congress.

Rep. Aderholt said Washington, D.C., is talking about the presidential primaries and is working to avoid another omnibus budget bill that contains one or more of the 12 appropriation bills that must pass each year.


He said the Republican primary looks to be a two-person race between candidates Donald Trump and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas.

He said GOP primary voting indicates that “American people want someone as their president who is outside the political process,” which explains support for businessman Trump and even Cruz, “who is viewed as someone who has been from the outside and someone who picks on the establishment.”

Rep. Aderholt noted that all congressional candidates on the ballot last Tuesday won their primaries and will be on the general election ballot this fall. “That tells me that we are not part of the problem but are trying to find answers,” Aderholt said.

This morning’s briefing was sponsored by the Montgomery Chamber.