For a second there, he almost sounds sane. Not to mention, he’s right that the House probably could secure enough votes only to sink the measure in the Senate. But at the same time, Farenthold never disavowed impeachment or the lingering conspiracy theories about President Obama’s purported true place of birth.
The Houston Chronicle reported that the “woman handed him documentation that she said ‘proves that a felony has been committed.’”
What did the GOP congressman say in response?
“I will certainly take a look at it.” He also asked a staffer to “get it on my desk where I can read it.”
Not surprisingly, this woman remained unconvinced that President Obama wasn’t a natural born Kenyan who needed to be removed from the White House and thrown in to a jail with Ms. Lauryn Hill.
“There’s [something] very sinister going on,” said the crazy lady. “It’s terrible.”
What’s terrible is that uneducated, xenophobic, if not flat-out racist White people continue to have their fears and idiocies exploited by the likes of Blake Farenthold. Worse is that even if he did call on those like this woman to exercise her brain cells, there’s another five pols on the Hill just waiting to say the opposite for a come-up.
You can’t see me, but I’m about to go bang my head on the desk in frustration.
Michael Arceneaux is a Houston-bred, Howard-educated writer. You can read more of his work on his site, The Cynical Ones. Follow him on Twitter: @youngsinick