R | | Comedy, Crime
A conman discovers during a "job" that US Congress is where the money is. "Name recognition" gets him elected. Will he develop a conscience?
The first two names of Thomas Jefferson Johnson (Eddie Murphy) are "Thomas Jefferson" which is a name famous in American Political History. Thomas Jefferson was author of the United States Declaration of Independence; second Vice President of the United States of America, 4 March 1797 - 4 March 1801; and the third President of the United States of America, 4 March 1801 - 4 March 1809.
Thomas Jefferson Johnson:
Terry, tell me something. With all this money coming in from both sides, how does anything ever get done?
Terry Corrigan: It doesn't. That's the genius of the system.
Despite the threats to have Jefferson removed from congress, there is nothing in the Constitution or in house or senate rules that states a person with a criminal history cannot serve their term if elected.
$10,611,040 6 December 1992
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