The Republican party's civil war is fierce in Texas, where a Dallas Tea Party group has reintroduced rumors that Republican Rep. Pete Sessions doesn't actually live in his district. The White Rock Tea Party interviewed his "neighbors" in the apartment complex he listed as his permanent residence when he filed for re-election. Apparently no one has ever seen him. (Update: Sessions' camp has released a statement confirming that the Congressman does not live in the apartment featured below, but still lives in Dallas. Read the full statement below.)
The video was posted on Thursday, and follows reports from earlier this month that Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts doesn't actually live in Kansas. It was scooped up by the conservative Twitter aggregator on Friday, under the headline, "Does Rep. Pete Sessions, R-Dallas, no longer live in Texas?!?"
In the clip, one man says he didn't understand why a Congressman would even want to live in a 420 square foot efficiency apartment. "Supposedly there's a congressman who lives in there with his new wife, making six figures a year," he says. According to the same man, the apartment isn't outfitted for washers or dryers, meaning you'd have to go to the laundromat or hand wash and line dry. "I can't see a sitting congressman doing laundry the way we normal guys have to do it around here," he adds. "Being a congressman, I don't think he would ... live in these particular apartments," says another resident.