GOP Rep. Cuts Selfie Video to ‘Bridge Gap’ with Millennials
Representative Sean Duffy (R-WI) released a musical video the other day featuring him in dozens of selfies taken with members of Congress, his dog, people’s kids, and a variety of other guest stars, part of what he’s terming outreach to Millennial voters. He added that Republicans needed to more actively embrace cultural vehicles that appeal to young voters.
“This is a great way for us as members of Congress, as policy makers, to reach out to Millennials, to young Americans and communicate with them in a way that they’re familiar with,” Duffy told Fox News’ Bill Hemmer Tuesday morning. “I’m not Jay-Z and Justin Bieber, but it’s great to go, ‘Listen, there’s people in Washington who have direct impact on your lives.”
“I think a lot of times this generation sees policy makers as stiff and unreachable, but if you see people taking a selfie—hey, you’re bridging a gap!” Duffy said. He then added a partisan spin to it. “I think Republicans often don’t like to engage in culture because they think it’s left-leaning. We can’t do that. We have to lean into this, and talk to people where they’re at.”
Reports that Millennials respond to reason and argument and can spot an attempt to patronize them from a mile away like every generation before them went unconfirmed at press time.
Watch the clip below, via Fox News:
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