Were Rep. Fincher and the Republican's presumptive vice presidential candidate at loggerheads?
"Paul Ryan and I have had some knockdown, drag-outs, let me tell you," freshman U.S. Rep. Stephen Fincher said. "We agree on a lot of things and some things we don't agree on. About four weeks ago, we were sitting on the House floor and we got into a big argument."
Nodding toward Sen. Lamar Alexander in the crowd, he continued: "Now I didn't know he was going to be a vice presidential candidate, Senator, so I have to find him today and apologize."
A minute later, he suggested it might have had to do with his plan to introduce a term-limits bill (12 years; two terms for senators, six terms for members of Congress) and had talked to Ryan about it.
"I was looking for the answer he gave me and he said 'Stephen' — or 'Frog Jump,' he calls me 'Frog Jump' — 'Frog Jump, if we all lose and we fix the country, that's what matters.' Folks, that's what it's all about."