Congressman: Without federal funds, Alaska would only have polar bears [VIDEO]

Michelle Fields | Contributor

Virginia Democratic Rep. Gerry Connolly said Wednesday that he would be happy to assist tea partiers in ensuring that “the federal government defunds everything in Alaska.”

Connolly spoke to members of the Union for Federal Employees and poked fun at the tea party movement in Alaska for saying such things as, “We like our freedom and we don’t want the federal government telling us what to do.”

“I’m here to make sure the federal government defunds everything in Alaska,” he said. “Except for the polar bear, there won’t be many voters left in Alaska. There is nothing done in Alaska without federal help. … Who are they kidding?”

Videography by Sarah Hofmann

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