“We have a new rule in the Rules Committee. If you’re batshit crazy, you’re not getting an amendment. I’m sorry. We’re not doing this. We’re not doing this. I’m not going down that road. I’m not going to be part of any effort to legitimize people who are f**king lunatics.”
— House Rules Committee Chairman Jim McGovern (D-MA), who created a “new rule” on his committee for people like Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO), Insider reports. When one of her “flurry of nonsensical amendments turned out to be reasonable,” McGovern blocked it from going to the House floor and a Republican committee member wanted to know why, according to Robert Draper’s new book, “Weapons of Mass Delusion.”
“I think they should just shut up.”
— Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), quoted by The Hill, on Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) and Lauren Boebert (R-CO).
Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) paid herself more than $22,000 in mileage reimbursements from her campaign account last year. Boebert’s campaign defends the reimbursements but three ethics experts who reviewed the money transfers for the Denver Post say they raise questions. “To justify those reimbursements, Boebert would have had to drive 38,712 miles while campaigning, despite having no publicly advertised campaign events in March, April or July, and only one in May. Furthermore, because the reimbursements came in two payments — a modest $1,060 at the end of March and $21,200 on Nov. 11 — Boebert would have had to drive 36,870 miles in just over seven months between April 1 and Nov. 11 to justify the second payment.”
Like HAL, the computer, slowly singing “Daisy,”
The GOP is diseased, its future looks hazy.
With wingnuts like Boebert and Greene
Infecting the political scene,
Seems the Grand Old Party has no antibodies for crazy.