2 Years since Robin Hayes told Fox News he'd made No Mistakes

It was two years ago this week, eight years after Robin Hayes first took office, that Hayes told Fox News he'd made no mistakes in Congress.

Host Beth Troutman: "Is there anything from over the past few years that you would have done differently? That you are maybe the least proud of? If anything?"

Rep. Robin Hayes: "Hard, as I can't think of anything honestly, right off hand."

As we reminded him last cycle, the working families of North Carolina's 8th District may have some suggestions.

There are so many actions and inactions North Carolina's current Representative from the 8th District has to run from and defend, let's again, two years later, just offer a few for his consideration.

a) Congressman Hayes, do you still believe "Saddam Hussein and people like him were very much involved in 9/11" as you told a national audience on CNN's Daybreak?

Told no investigation had ever found evidence to link Saddam and 9/11, Hayes responded, "I'm sorry, but you must have looked in the wrong places."

b) Congressman Hayes, are you proud of your response to our school's superintendent when questioned about the massive federal intrusion of "No Child Left Behind" that you voted for?

Screaming "You need me more than I need you!" at your constituents in front of a newspaper reporter is something most regular people would remember.

c) Congressman Hayes, does this ring any bells?

"I am flat-out, completely, horizontally opposed to CAFTA."
Congressman Robin Hayes [Charlotte Observer, 7/25/2005]

"Every time I drive through Kannapolis and I see those empty plants I know there is no way I could vote for CAFTA."
Congressman Robin Hayes [AP 7/14/2005]

"What does CAFTA sound like? NAFTA.... It's not in the best interests of a core constituency I represent."
Congressman Robin Hayes [Raleigh News and Observer, 7/14/2005]

d) Or how about that tearful night on the House floor in 2001 when you changed your vote for President Bush on Fast Track Trade Authority?

e) I know, it has to be voting to give all those billions in subsidies to those Big Oil companies when you hold more oil stock than any other member of Congress, now that you see how bad your constituents are actually hurting.

Surely, that has to be it. Right Congressman?

I had a staffer put together this updated poll so the people can help Robin Hayes out with his faulty memory. So, two years later, what do you guys think Robin Hayes should be most ashamed of?

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Larry Kissell
Democratic Candidate for Congress
North Carolina's 8th District

Someone Working...For a Change

Larry Kissell
Democratic Candidate for Congress
North Carolina's 8th District

Someone Working...For a Change