Exclusive interview: Grounded gyrocopter pilot won't end protests. "Overall, Congress is in it for the money," Hughes declared during an interview as he headed toward Washington where he's scheduled to be in court Thursday. "They are in it for themselves. They are doing what special interests tell them to do, and we've been cut out of the political process. "But we are the political body that has power over Congress, and we can bring this thing back," he said.