Join us this week on Breaking Battlegrounds as we delve into the latest political developments with House Majority Whip Tom Emmer, a seasoned leader in Congress. He shares insights on the recent report by Special Counsel Robert Hur regarding President Biden’s miss handling of classified documents and the implications for the Democratic Party. From the intricacies of being a Whip to pressing issues like budget and border security, we uncover the critical aspects of governance. Additionally, Jewish Insider Capitol Hill reporter Marc Rod provides an in-depth analysis of congressional proceedings, focusing on the Middle East. Tune in for a comprehensive update on the nation’s political landscape and the decisions shaping our future.
About our guests
House Majority Whip Tom Emmer, was sworn in for his first term in the U.S. House of Representatives on January 6, 2015. He is currently serving his fifth term. After serving as the Chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee for the 116th Congress and again for the 117th Congress, Tom was elected by his fellow Republican colleagues to be the House Majority Whip. Currently, he sits on the House Financial Services Committee.
Born in 1961, Tom grew up in Minnesota and attended St. Thomas Academy. He received his BA in Political Science from the University of Alaska-Fairbanks and his JD from William Mitchell College of Law.
After practicing law for several years, he opened his own law firm. The next 20 years were spent balancing family, business, coaching hockey, and serving on the city councils in Independence and Delano.Before coming to Congress, he served in the Minnesota House of Representatives from 2004-2008.He and his wife Jacquie have been married for over 30 years and have seven children. They reside in Delano.
Marc Rod is Capitol Hill reporter at Jewish Insider. He has previously reported on politics for CNN and politics and business for CNBC. He graduated from Pomona College with a major in international relations and minors in politics and media studies.