My Interview With Congressman J D Hayworth

At the 2008 Republican Convention in Minneapolis, I had the pleasure of meeting and interviewing Arizona Congressman J.D. Hayworth.

Congressman Hayworth came into Congress with the 1994 Gingrich Revolution. He won several reelections until losing his seat when the Republicans lost Congress in 2006. While he has many accomplishments in the legislative arena, he is mainly known by many as one of the driving forces behind tougher laws to combat illegal immigration.

With that, I present my interview with Congressman J.D. Hayworth.

1) What are the most important issues of 2008?

JDH: “Illegal immigration, energy, and the economy are important. Everything is interrelated. With the signing over of Anbar, Iraq has disappeared from the front pages. Sarah Palin did the right thing by inviting John McCain to Alaska. By having him see ANWR for himself, she can educate and persuade him.”

2) When illegal immigration is mentioned, many people think about Mexico. Yet the 9/11 terrorists came through Canada, not Mexico. Do you have any concerns about Canada, or just Mexico?

JDH: “Yes, Canada is important. That is where we have ‘cold terror.’ The Northern border is a problem because of immigrants that overstay their Visas. Some are Chinese, and some are from the Middle East. It does not matter where they are from. We have to do whatever it takes to secure our borders. People can go to to learn more.”

3) Who are your 3 favorite political heroes?

JDH “My political heroes are Winston Churchill, Teddy Roosevelt, and Ronald Reagan.”

4) How would you like to be remembered 100 years from now? What would you want people to say about J D Hayworth the person?

JDH: “I was somebody who spoke truth to power. People always knew where I stood.”

5) Is there anything in your career that you wish you could have accomplished that you could not get done?

JDH: “I regret having never served on the Ways and Means Committee. That would have allowed me to do more for border security and national security.”

It was a pleasure meeting J.D. Hayworth. Illegal immigration is a highly charged issue, but there is no questioning that a deep passion and love for America motivates Congressman Hayworth. Politicians take an oath to protect and defend America and our Constitution. Congressman Hayworth takes that responsibility seriously.


4 Responses to “My Interview With Congressman J D Hayworth”

  1. Toma says:


    I got my book today. May I quote you???


  2. I thought Hayworth did serve on the ways and means committee. Are you sure you got that quote right?

    For all his bluster about Clinton being corrupt, Hayworth had quite the story himself. There were a lot of questionable activities on his part.

    But now Hayworth is doing what he does best – blustering on the airwaves. I wish him luck. Lord knows it can’t be easy listening to himself every day.


  3. Laree says:

    I keep reading the Tea Partys are racist…really how? That is the
    left blogosphere, this is the new era of race relations in America? Yes
    Our Elected Officials are Dishonest, isn’t this a big duh moment check
    out what Vice President Joe Biden, it is Patriotic to pay taxes has said lately blatant lies. No this
    isn’t a race thing, no matter who the President is, this is an AMERICAN
    THING. I think Logistic Monster on City Tavern blog, put it very well in,
    This is Your Come To Jesus Moment Post. This isn’t about Political

    Tax Day for me, I get to Bail Out GM. Apparently I get to pay for an
    auto, I never get to take possession of or ever drive. What is the
    protest about- The Bail Outs, the out of control Government Spending.
    Newsflash it is Tax Payer Money NOT politician’s money being spent. The
    people we elected to public office our public servants are raiding the
    Public’s Cookie Jar, and leaving I.O.U. Tea & Cookies

  4. I haven’t heard anyone say the Tea Baggers are racist! Where’d you get that from?

    I’ve heard there’s not that many of them. I’ve heard them claim they’ve been infiltrated by lefties and that somehow that’s derailed their organizational efforts. I find that more than a little specious. I wonder why their complaining now, an not when the GOP was busy doubling the national debt. Obama just signed the biggest tax cut in history, but it’s only for regular working folks, so I guess the Tea Baggers don’t care about that. But I haven’t heard anything about them being racist. I’d be curious to see it.

    So, I just did a little Googling. Turns out they’re pretty much all white, and some people have asked if they’re some kind of “racist fringe group,” but apparently they’re mostly just people who make just enough money to complain but not enough to see the ironies in “teabagger” and complaining about taxation after years of GOP binge spending.


Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.