There have always been conservative crazies. But I’m old enough to remember a time when the GOP would coddle these crazies behind the scenes, promise them access, and then keep them hidden from view.
It was only one half-hour into Wednesday’s congressional hearing on abortion access when it became clear that the Republican contributions to the day would be loonier than a QAnon message board.
“In places like Washington D.C.,” fetuses are “burned to power the light’s of the city’s homes and streets,” claimed Catherine Glenn Foster, who had, just minutes before, sworn not to lie under oath. The GOP-summoned witness let loose the wild and utterly false accusation that municipal electrical companies are powered by incinerated fetuses.
“The next time you turn on the light, think of the incinerators,” she said, apparently repeating a misleading talking point from the same anti-choice activists caught stashing fetuses at home. Everything on the right is psychological projection.
This comes on the heels of one Republican in Nebraska having to apologize for a legislative floor speech during which he repeated the debunked story that children who identify as furries were being allowed to use litter boxes to defecate in schools.