We have a new entry into the contest for the title of the most ignorant, dishonest or crazy Republican in Congress, Rep. Trey Gowdy of South Carolina. In discussing the immigration bill just passed by the house on Fox News Sunday, he either revealed his cluelessness or lied:
“The 11 million is not a homogeneous group,” Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee’s Immigration Subcommittee, said during an appearance on Fox News Sunday. “All of the 11 million don’t want citizenship. It would be curious to force it on those who don’t want it,” he added, noting that millions won’t be able to pass background checks.
Yes, that would be curious, wouldn’t it? Except it’s not even remotely true. In fact, the path to citizenship in the bill is really, really difficult and takes over a decade to get through. And no one is forced into it. And remember, this is the chairman of the immigration subcommittee. He either has no idea what he’s talking about or he’s flat out lying. I’d say this guy is one idiotic rape comment away from being a real contender.