If you’ve noticed U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee (D-Flint) on national TV a lot this year, you’re not alone. He’s notched the eighth-most appearances of any member of Congress, with 26 so far, according to Roll Call.
Kildee, a member of U.S. House leadership and the powerful Ways and Means Committee, is frequently asked to opine on President Donald Trump, who he’s called a “manbaby.” Kildee has hammered Trump for not turning over his tax returns and questioned his business dealings.
Last month, the Democrat said he believed the U.S. House should take up impeachment hearings after Trump said he wouldn’t reject intelligence from a foreign power on a 2020 political foe.
Washington, D.C.-based Roll Call searched CQ’s newsmaker transcripts since Jan.3, which include CNN, CNN International, MSNBC, Fox News, Fox Business, PBS NewsHour, cable news town halls and the Sunday morning talk shows.
U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), chair of the U.S. Intelligence Committee, had the most appearances with 46.
Democrats won back the U.S. House in the 2018 election and nine of the top 10 lawmakers on the list are Democrats. U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who’s seeking the Democratic nomination for president, came in 10th. Fellow presidential contender U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) was seventh. U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.), who ended his presidential bid this week, was fifth.