Jeff Flake is a US congressman who regularly refuses to get involved in the nonsense that goes on in the House of Representatives. This week was no exception, as a press release from his office — quoted here verbatim — proved:

Republican Congressman Jeff Flake, who represents Arizona’s Sixth District, today released the following statement regarding his vote against H.Res.784, a bill “honoring the 2560th anniversary of the birth of Confucius and recognizing his invaluable contributions to philosophy and social and political thought.”

“He who spends time passing trivial legislation may find himself out of time to read healthcare bill,” said Flake.