Anonymous Lawmaker Tells All: “We’re Running A F*@#ing Casino”

An alleged anonymous congressman is publishing an exposé on what being in congress is actually like. “The Confessions Of Congressman X” paints a grim picture of our bought politicians. Cenk Uygur, John Iadarola (ThinkTank), Katie Halper, and Josh Zepps, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.

“A person claiming to be a U.S. lawmaker—one who may or may not still purport to represent American constituents—appears to rip into his congressional colleagues in a new “tell-all” book titled The Confessions of Congressman X.

“Most of my colleagues are dishonest career politicians who revel in the power and special-interest money that’s lavished upon them,” the alleged current or former congressman says in the questionable tome.

According to a website set up to publicize the 84-page book:

A Democrat, Congressman X demanded anonymity for his shockingly frank ‘confessions,’ for fear of retribution from his colleagues and constituents. His identity is known only to his editor and confidant, Robert Atkinson, the former chief of staff and press secretary for two Democratic members of Congress. As explained in the Foreword, the book is based on a series of informal conversations Atkinson had with Congressman X over a period of many years.”*

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Hosts: Cenk Uygur, John Iadarola, Katie Halper, Josh Zepps

Cast: Cenk Uygur, John Iadarola, Katie Halper, Josh Zepps


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