I haven't said much about Hedrick, in part because I can't figure him out, yet.
I'm in the process of having some experts review his military record, however, so we can put the question of heroics to bed, one way or the other. I should have that around the end of next week.
That said, I'm curious as to how this works:
(Regarding his interview in the SLOG) He states that he would not be there doing the interview in person, but it would be by phone, had they barred his carrying a gun into the interview.Does this mean he won't go to a school or a court house?
But more importantly, how would a Congressman Hedrick function in DC, where they don't allow weapons on the House floor or in any of the House Office Buildings?
If Mr. Hedrick is basing his actions in this regard on principle, how far is he willing to go?
Because if he were really doing this on principle, then he would be disqualifying himself from Congress... since none of their facilities allow anyone but security types to carry weapons.
This is a very tough situation. Principle? Then he can't serve in Congress. Hype? Then of course he can.