Like many of you, I have been increasingly frustrated with this administration’s lack of accountability for their mistakes. It seems that the White House believes the rules that we Americans must obey do not apply to them. Through my work on the Oversight and Government Reform Committee in Congress, I have worked to hold the Obama Administration’s feet to the fire on issues such as Benghazi and Fast and Furious. But we need to do more.
After careful consideration, I am an original co-sponsor of legislation to impeach Attorney General Eric Holder. Please read the article below for the charges against Holder and share your thoughts.
Over the last few days liberal groups have bombarded my office with phone calls and emails in response to a video taken during one of my town hall meetings in Murfreesboro.
In the video, a young girl asks me what I can do about her father being deported for coming to this country illegally.
As a father, I am certainly empathetic to her situation. But as a Member of Congress, I swore to uphold the laws of our country. Our nation has always had a generous immigration policy, but we simply cannot condone individuals coming here illegally.
I felt I had a responsibility to be truthful, even if that meant delivering difficult news.
Unfortunately, my office has come under attack by liberal groups outside our state who just don’t understand that in Tennessee, we respect the rule of law. Will you help me fight back against these far left organizations by donating today?
When I ran for Congress I promised to take a stand and fight for values important to Tennesseans. As conservatives, we must never compromise our principles! Because if we don’t hold the line, who will?
I promise that voters can count on me not to buckle under pressure to implement a massive new amnesty program.
Dr. Scott DesJarlais to Hold Campaign Kickoff in Winchester
South Pittsburg, TN – Dr. Scott DesJarlais today announced that he will hold his official campaign kickoff on Wednesday, August 7, 2013 in Winchester, Tennessee. This date marks one year from the Tennessee Republican Primary.
“My first priority has always been to do my job in Congress, representing the people of Tennessee’s Fourth Congressional District,” said Dr. DesJarlais. “I do not believe that voters elect their leaders to run a perpetual campaign. However, I feel that one year from the primary is an appropriate time to start focusing on the 2014 election.”
“My wife Amy and I are incredibly grateful for the strong support we have received from friends all across the Fourth District,” added DesJarlais. “Tennesseans know they can count on me to never compromise on independent, conservative principles and that I will always fight for smaller government, less spending and more jobs.”
This event is open to the general public
We have had a wonderful time working in the Fourth Congressional District lately. I wanted to share a few articles with you so you can keep up to date with the work that we are doing.
We will continue to provide the best service possible to our constituents in Tennessee. And, in Washington, I am determined to stand firm on conservative principle – even when it is unpopular in the beltway.
Dr. Scott DesJarlais, M.D.
U.S. Representative, TN-04
U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais (R-South Pittsburg) pushed for conservative ideas, especially when it comes to debt and spending, but he also endorsed dialogue that transcends party lines and labels during a public meeting Monday at Pope’s Café on the Shelbyville square. It was not DesJarlais’ first visit to Bedford County, but it was the first official constituent meeting here since Bedford County was moved into the 4th Congressional District effective with the new session of Congress.
Congressman Scott DesJarlais (Tn.-04) will hold two Coffee with the Congressman events on Thursday. These will be open to the public.
The first will be from 10-11 a.m. in Rhea County, at Bimbo’s Restaurant, 7606 Rhea County Highway, Dayton, Tn. 37321, and the second will be from 1:30-2:30 p.m. in Bradley County, at Bald Headed Bistro, 201 Keith St SW, Cleveland, Tn. 37311.
Marion County Newspapers, Inc.
Congressman Scott DesJarlais, of the Fourth Tennessee Congressional District, made a stop at Dutch Maid Bakery in Jasper, Tennessee on Wednesday, January 30. Congressman DesJarlais took questions from attendants on a variety of areas including the national budget, veteran’s affairs, defense spending, education, tax reform, gas prices, and gun control legislature. The Congressman also discussed his recent trip to the Middle East and the people’s reactions to the American people.
Chattanooga Times Free Press
U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais on Wednesday presented an American flag to the family of a Korean War veteran whose remains were returned to Grundy County 62 years after he went missing in action. “It’s a treat for me to be able to honor our veterans and our servicemen,” DesJarlais said in one of his first public appearances since last year’s election. “It’s one of the parts of our job that makes sense to me.” The flag flew over the U.S. Capitol building on Sept. 19, the congressman’s spokesman said.
Scott DesJarlais hosts ‘Coffee with the Congressman’
In stark contrast to his bitter re-election campaign last fall where he was rarely seen, Representative Scott DesJarlais hosted a series of events across his district this week billed as Coffee with the Congressman. Late Friday afternoon the second term representative was at the City Cafe in Rutherford County which comprises about half the voters in the largely rural 4th District. He said voters “aren’t asking him about the campaign issues,” but rather “a whole lot of other issues.”
At a stop in Dayton on Thursday, U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais, R-Jasper said he has become somewhat disillusioned with how government business is done in Washington, D.C. “They go behind closed doors and work deals out and then they come to us to tell us how to vote by whipping us up,” DesJarlais said referring to the whip position held by both parties in Congress.
Daily News Journal
Gun debate blasts DesJarlais’ ‘coffee’
U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais’ first Coffee with the Congressman here erupted into an argument over gun control Friday with constituents shouting at each other inside the venerable City Cafe. Florence Tolbert of Murfreesboro and Rebekah Majors-Manley of Bell Buckle butted heads toward the end of DesJarlais’ visit over the rights of Americans to use high-capacity magazines and military-style assault weapons.
As the discussion of gun control continues to heat up, U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais witnessed first hand Friday how the issue has thrust opposing viewpoints of constitutional interpretation at the forefront of political discourse… “I am committed to protecting Second Amendment rights,” DesJarlais said. “Emotions do bring bad laws, and this is a unique right that Americans have cherished for a very long time.”
The Herald Chronicle
Despite the frigid cold weather hordes of people turned out for the 9th Annual Davis, Kessler and Davis Attorneys At Law Hog Day Give-Away… Appearances were made by several politicians this year including Congressman Dr. Scott DesJarlais.
Columbia Daily Herald
U.S. rep. talks gun rights downtown
The smell of fresh-brewed coffee permeated the air as U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais prepared to address his Columbia constituents during his first official week representing the newly-drawn 4th Congressional District. DesJarlais held “Coffee with the Congressman” Tuesday at Killion’s Coffee and Creamery in downtown Columbia. Several issues carried the meeting, but recent talks about gun reform regulations in the wake of the Newtown, Conn., school shooting lead the discussion.
After a hard fought election, because of your continued support and confidence in me, I will be able to represent you and your families interests in the 113th Congress. This would not be possible without your belief in me, and for that, I thank you.
I often think of November as being a month of Thanks, and I couldn’t be more thankful to represent the Fourth District of Tennessee for two more years. This district represents the heart of Tennessee, and as I did in the past two years, I will continue to make your concerns my concerns and continue the fight for more jobs and reducing the size of government.
For the second election in a row, my opponents and the liberal media have tried to ignore the problems facing our nation and instead concentrate solely on a 14 year old divorce. The election results clearly show that you want a leader in Washington who is focused on providing solutions that will ensure a brighter future for our country and for the people of the Fourth District of Tennessee. I look forward to continuing this fight for each of you.
My utmost thanks,
Scott DesJarlais, MD
U.S. Representative, Fourth District