BREAKING NEWS – Honolulu, Hawaii – A congressman who ran on a promise of giving constituents full-time representation has been absent from the Capitol for most of this year, according to a new report.

Rep. Kai Kahele, D-Hawaii, has rarely shown up for work in Washington, D.C., this year, only casting five votes in person over the course of three days in January, according to an analysis from the Honolulu Civil Beat. He never gave up his job as a Hawaiian Airlines pilot.

When approached about rarely being at Capitol Hill, Kahele responded without hesitation. “I am simply keeping a campaign promise,” he began. “I have flown over Washington D.C. several times, as a reminder to my constituents that I am above the fray… literally.”