Congressman Ken Buck, the freshman Republican representing Colorado’s Fourth Congressional District, visited the Intermountain Jewish News last week, seven months after taking office in Washington, and sat for an interview in which Israel, the pending Iran nuclear agreement, the Middle East in general, the deficit and church-state issues were discussed.
How do you like Congress so far?
“I am blessed in a lot of ways, with a great staff, a great living situation, dealing with the big issues that need to be dealt with in Washington, DC.
“Some of it is just an unwillingness to take risks that I think we need to take. It’s a personality issue more than anything else. It’s tough to move some issues forward because of some of the things the president has done.