Steve King, Michele Bachmann and Louis Gohmert may have a head start on him, but Rep. Jeff Duncan of North Carolina is making a strong case for being included on the short list of the nuttiest Republican members of Congress. Here’s a question he asked Janet Napolitano about the ridiculous conspiracy theory about the Department of Homeland Security stockpiling ammo:
DUNCAN: You know, when Forbes Magazine or Drudge or some reputable news sources start to repeat the numbers…the numbers cease to become Internet rumors and they start having some credibility. I just ask, why was there a long delay or silence from the DHS for a period of time, almost three months, before y’all came forward saying these numbers aren’t correct, these are the actual facts. Why was there a delay or silence from your department?
NAPOLITANO: Well I don’t know about that, that there was that kind of delay, but I will tell you we found it so inherently unbelievable that those statements would be made it was hard to ascribe credibility to them. I don’t know if I’d put Forbes and Drudge in the same sentence.
No, Drudge does nothing but detract from the credibility of a claim. And yes, this is the same guy who a few days ago said that if we require gun registration it will lead to a genocide like it did in Rwanda because the government would know where we live. Someone who makes an argument that fucking stupid shouldn’t be trusted to run a night shift at a Taco Bell, much less have a seat in Congress.