By refusing the help of your congressional colleague who is far more tenured and respected than you, a congressional freshman, you have enraged them! During the debate on the bill, the representative stands up and says you’re another “pork barrel shitstain, politics-as-usual ass-toothed gargoyle that slobbers dutifully on the Quran as a witless baby might.” A majority of the chamber stands up and applauds.
Looks like you’ve lost the support of your fellow legislators! Time to try to get support from the private sector! With any luck, garnering their favor will help you win back the room.
Who would you like to speak to?