|Member of the U.S. House Mark Meadows|
It was all about Benghazi, the tragic killings of the US ambassador and three others there last September ny terrorists, and the handling of it all by the Obama Administration...on the debut of Western North Carolina Congressman Mark Meadow's weekly updates to the people of this area on AM 1450 WHKP on Friday. The congressman's first report aired at 11:30 Friday morning...and was followed by re-airs at 3:10pm and at 8:05am Saturday and 10:05am Sunday on WHKP and on the internet at whkp.com. Meadows, who serves on a House "over sight" committee which is holding hearings based on the testimony of three government "whistle blowers" on the handling of the Benghazi tragedy shared their testimony and the evidence with listeners.
Meadows also gave an update on the status of "Obamacare", some steps to control government spending, and other issues effecting the citizens of Western North Carolina.
Meadows said he was grateful to WHKP for the opportunity to do the updates and "...keep the people in the Eleventh Congressional District informed about such important matters and their congressman's role in addressing them."
The weekly updates are done with the congressman by phone when he is in Washington or out of town, and in the WHKP studio when he is available and is back home in the district.
WHKP News and Program Director Larry Freeman said "This is the kind of information-sharing that should have started about five congressmen ago, and I'm pleased that Meadows cares enough about his constituents back home to take the time to stay "in touch" this way." Freeman added, "I'm proud that WHKP can continue the tradition of community service that we started almost 7 decades ago exemplified by these weekly updates."
The reports will air every Friday and each weekend in the future at the same times, except on rare occasions when Meadows wil be out of the country or otherwise unavailable.
Meadows, a Jackson County Republican and small businessman, was elected to the congress in 2012 after deteating former Democratic Congressman Heath Shuler's administrative assistant Hayden Rogers by a sizable margin. The Eleventh District was re-configured last year by the North Carolina General Assermbly and the district became considerably more "Republican" and more "conservative" after the legislature moved most of Asheville into the 10th Congressional District represented by GOP Congressman Patrick McHenry of Shelby.
By Larry Freeman
2pm Friday May 9, 2013