Just moments after launching his presidential bid with the new Justice Party, former Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson unloaded on politicians who cater to defense contractors and said Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah, is "essentially traitorous."
Anderson, made the comments in an interview with The Salt Lake Tribune, the only mainstream news outlet who attended the event. Here is his full quote:
"The military budget is completely out of hand. You have both Republicans like Rob Bishop in the first district in Utah and Democrats like Diane Feinstein fighting for billions more for the F-22 that is completely outmoded and they are doing it only so they can bring home the bacon. It is pork-barrel politics of the worst kind and I think it is essentially traitorous at this point when there is so many more needs for our country."