GOP House Rep Suggests He’d Duel Female Republicans “Aaron Burr-Style” Over Their Opposition To Trumpcare

The Texas Tribune reports:

A Texas GOP congressman says if the three female Republican senators who oppose a bill repealing Obamacare were men from South Texas, he might challenge them to a duel. “The fact that the Senate does not have the courage to do some of the things that every Republican in the Senate promised to do is just absolutely repugnant to me,” U.S. Rep. Blake Farenthold, R-Corpus Christi, told his local radio host Bob Jones on Friday.

“Some of the people that are opposed to this, there are female senators from the Northeast. If it was a guy from South Texas, I might ask him to step outside and settle this Aaron Burr-style.” In 1804, Aaron Burr famously shot and killed his political adversary, Alexander Hamilton, in a New Jersey duel. Farenthold, whose office did not respond to a Texas Tribune request for comment, was referencing U.S. Sens. Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia, Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska.

Farenthold last appeared on JMG when he promoted the far-right Seth Rich conspiracies during a CNN appearance “because there’s stuff circulating on the internet.” In 2015 Farenthold quietly settled a sexual harassment suit brought by a female staffer.