WASHINGTON D.C. (ABC4 News)- Utah’s newest representative Ben McAdams appeared on CNN Friday morning and laid out his goals for his time in office.
McAdams said we’ve got to get back to doing the will of the people.
“There’s important issues that need to be addressed and there are going to be touch debates, tough issues that we’ve got to tackle,” he said. “There’s going to be strong ideas on all sides, but we can’t let every disagreement result in the shutdown of the government.”
McAdams also said it’s Congress’s job to provide the basic government services people depend on. He said the top priority should be getting the government back open and then they can move forward to discuss issues like border security and immigration reform.
As Utah’s only Democratic Representative McAdams said his secret to success is hard work and that “he’s a good listener”.
“The people of Utah have seen me in action for six years as [Salt Lake County Mayor]. I’m going to continue to deliver the same level of service, the same type of service that I’ve delivered over the last six years and I’m confident that I’ll be able to serve long into the future,” he said.
When asked about his thoughts on impeaching President Donald Trump McAdams said he disagrees with some of his fellow Democrats and hopes that both parties can work together for a solution.
“Can’t we find common ground?,” he said. “There are going to be important issues where there is passionate disagreement on both sides of the aisles, and I get that, but let’s look for those areas where we can agree, where we can find common ground and tackle some of the tough issues that we’re facing as a country.”