The Insider reports:
House Rules Committee Chairman Jim McGovern created a “new rule” on his committee for people like Rep. Lauren Boebert, the gun-toting far-right firebrand from Colorado.
When one of her “flurry of nonsensical amendments turned out to be reasonable,” McGovern, a Massachusetts Democrat, blocked it from going to the House floor and a Republican committee member wanted to know why, according to journalist Robert Draper’s new book, “Weapons of Mass Delusion: When the Republican Party Lost Its Mind.”
“As McGovern would recall it, his response was, ‘We have a new rule in the Rules Committee. If you’re batshit crazy, you’re not getting an amendment,'” Draper wrote. “‘I’m sorry. We’re not doing this. We’re not doing this. I’m not going down that road. I’m not going to be part of any effort to legitimize people who are fucking lunatics.'”
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