Pruitt looking to re-establish proper role of Congress as part of U.S. Senate run in Kansas

Bryan Pruitt is a conservative Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate seat being left open by the retirement of Pat Roberts in 2020.

“I think it’s critically important to work with leadership, once you become the nominee of the party to ensure that Senator has a seat on the Ag committee,” said Pruitt. “That person is not going to have the seniority that Senator Roberts has now, but having a seat on that committee is critically important for Kansas.”

The U.S. Senate is often a career-defining post for a politician, so why run for it before anything else?

“There’s rarely, if ever, an open seat in Kansas,” said Pruitt. “There’s rarely, almost once in a lifetime, that there’s an open seat with no heir apparent. Most Senate seats, you have people applying for a promotion, from the House or from the Governor’s office or something like that. That’s not the case here.”

Pruitt believes that too many previous members of Congress have left their Constitutional responsibility behind.

“Too much power has been given to the courts and to administrative agencies,” said Pruitt. “This works on both sides. The founders of our Republic wanted the issues of the day to be decided by their elected officials in Congress. Congress has too often, this is across administrations, Democratic and Republican, have too often allowed Presidents to issue Executive Orders that shouldn’t be done. They’ve allowed the courts to weigh in on issues that need to be decided by the people, by the people’s representatives.”

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