National Review’s Betsy Woodruff has the quote of the day from firebrand Rep. Steve Stockman, R-Texas, on the Violence Against Women Act. And we warn you, if you take blood pressure medication, consult a doctor before you continue.
Woodruff was following Stockman the day last month the Violence Against Women Act finally passed the House. Stockman, who comes from a redder than red area of east Texas hates the bill. Hates it. Why?
“This is helping the liberals, this is horrible. Unbelievable. What really bothers — it’s called a women’s act, but then they have men dressed up as women, they count that. Change-gender, or whatever. How is that — how is that a woman?”
This is just the latest of Stockman comments since he decided to return after a 16- year absence:
- On Jan. 14, he threatened – and quickly walked back – impeachment if President Obama pursued gun control laws.
- The next day, he compared President Obama to Saddam Hussein.
- The night of Feb. 12, Stockman invited Ted Nugent to the “State of the Union.” One of Nugent’s greatest hits that night was to call out one Democratic congressman for having “s**t for brains.”
The Washington Post’s Dana Milbank wrote up a great profile of the congressman in January. Stockman had just been re-elected to Congress after spending several terms away from the House, and Milbank makes this observation: “His views, outlandish in the House of 1995, are more at home in the House of 2013. On Tuesday night, Stockman was one of 179 House Republicans to vote against aid to Hurricane Sandy's victims.”
Still, what can sometimes be most aggravating about Stockman is that not only does he unnecessarily operate two different twitter accounts — he (or the person who operates them for him) frequently refers to himself in the third person: