Congress’ budding copycat: Lawmaker unabashedly plagiarizes colleagues’ bills
Though he’s already known for his surname, a lawmaker is gaining infamy in Congress for shamelessly copying the bills filed by his colleagues and passing them as his own.
The lawmaker has been dubbed “Boy Xerox” for his plagiarizing ways, which hasn’t gone unnoticed by his colleagues and their staff.
As if plagiarizing the bills— from words down to the punctuation marks— wasn’t bad enough, the lawmaker has the gall to not to credit any of his colleagues in his own proposal or in the sponsorship speech he delivers in the plenary.
Fellow lawmakers are no longer surprised as to where “Boy Xerox” has learned to copy bills since he appeared to have learned from a senior politiko who also had the tendency to plagiarize legislative measures.
“Boy Xerox” is trying his best to stay in the public eye since he’s up for reelection in 2019 while his mentor in plagiarism reportedly wants to run for vice president in the 2022 elections.