Rick Goddard, the retired Air Force general looking to take out U.S. Rep. Jim Marshall in the 8th District, gave his opinions on a variety of issues for the article. But the top of the article focuses on the farm bill and on Marshall being absent for a recent debate on a key domestic bill coming before Congress when they go back into session.
The relevant quote:
“What’s important is we ought to have people in Congress on duty during the discussion making sure that that farm bill represents the interests of Middle Georgia. Our current congressman (Marshall) was not there. He was overseas during the debate, and I think that’s wrong.
I'd encourage you to read the whole article, because it will give you a feel for Goddard's basic positions. But I don't think Marshall's camp is too happy with the inference that he was AWOL while important business was being discussed.
Particularly since Marshall was in Afghanistan embedded with American special forces at the time. Look for some sort of strike back later in the day on this, I think.