Texas Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee has officially hit Tard Factor Eight. Excerpt:
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee incorrectly claimed that AR-15 rifles fire .50 caliber ammunition and that the weapons are “as heavy as 10 boxes that you might be moving.”
The Texas Democrat, who is pushing for further gun control policies, made the statement to reporters, claiming that she has held an AR-15 but wished she had not.
“It is as heavy as 10 boxes that you might be moving,” Jackson Lee, 69, said. “And the bullet that is utilized, a .50 caliber, these kinds of bullets need to be licensed and do not need to be on the street.”
A loaded AR-15 weighs about 7.5 pounds and does not fire .50 caliber rounds, but rather .223 ammunition. The difference between the size of the two types of ammunition is stark, with .50 rounds typically used by the military in heavy machine guns and anti-material weapons.
It’s important to note that calling Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) an idiot does a grave disservice to idiots everywhere. While (as you all know) I dislike the practice of attributing any disagreement to stupidity, in her case, it’s legitimately true; the woman is a dullard. She makes her colleague Alexandria “Crazy Eyes” Occasional Cortex look almost functional by comparison.
But perhaps the most idiotic statement she makes here is that she has held an AR-15. She clearly has not. Like lying New York columnist and notorious pussy Gersh Kuntzman, she is not only a liar but a stupid liar. Neither of them have handled or fired an AR-15; I’d bet money that neither of them have been within hailing distance of one.
Lying is one thing, and sadly, we’ve come to expect that of politicians. But stupid lying – as stupid as this – should disqualify one from elected office. The people of Jackson-Lee’s district should be ashamed of themselves for sending this moron back to Congress for thirteen terms.
Oh, and here is by far the best response out of dozens and dozens of stinging responses:
Where did she get the .50 cal? My 6000lb AR-15 uses bullets so big, I can only carry one. pic.twitter.com/vkacSVEs0X
— Chihoowa’ oshi’ (@DroppinTheMitts) September 23, 2019