Uncomfortable Silence: Congressman Vamps When Reporters Don’t Ask Questions

By Cullen Dirner

Jul 22, 2010 3:14pm

ABC News’ Z. Byron Wolf reports: Everyone has different nightmares, but high on the list for just about every Congressman would be something like this: You hold a press conference, give some brief remarks and then open the floor to questions. But there aren’t any. Silence. Does nobody care about your bill? Do they not like you? Rep. Patrick Murphy lived the nightmare at the White House today, holding a press conference that lasted less than two minutes.  Murphy is a cosponsor of a bill the President signed into law today that aims to cut down on wasteful government spending. Read the details HERE: When Murphy asked the White House press corps, in front of TV cameras, if they had any questions, all that was heard was the crickets chirping. Murphy was quick on his feet, however. He made a joke and vamped a little bit about his personal life. – Z. Byron Wolf

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