Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX) visited with the Wichita County Republican Women to discuss the current legislative agenda in Washington, D.C.
The congressman also spoke with Texoma Politics Now about a number of topics facing the nation.
As the world still mourns the victims of the terror attack in Christchurch, New Zealand, Thornberry touched on social media becoming a ‘means of warefare,’ since the gunman live streamed the attack on social media.
“So he not only wanted to kill all of these innocent people,” Thornberry said. “He also wanted to video it so that his message would have that much more impact. Then, the challenge for Facebook and these other companies is taking down that video. So the role of social media in our society, both of good and for ill, is something we all are going to have to talk a lot more about.”
Thornberry also went on to discuss the current trade dispute between the United States and China.
“I’ve tried to make the point to the administration that you can complain a lot about Chinese Trade practices,” Thornberry said. ” We have to have some trade deals with somebody because, in the case of beef, you’ve got the Australians, the South Americans, who are taking our markets.”
Thornberry also gave insight on the 2020 presidential race that is continuing to take shape. As presidential candidates on the Democratic side call for the elimination of the electoral college, Thornberry believes court-packing is just another idea of the moment by presidential candidates.
“At some point, the Democrats are going to have to figure out that whoever they nominate has to be elected first for it to count,” Thornberry said. “So electability will become an issue in the general election, not just who can get the furthest left in the primary.”
You can see the full interview with Rep. Mac Thornbery when Texoma Politics Now airs on March 31 at 7:30 a.m. on KFDX.