In case infighting wasn’t already a problem, one Republican senator said guns could be a solution to disagreement over the health care bill, while another dismissed him as so “huge” that he wouldn’t be a threat in a gunfight.
Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-Texas) recently suggested an interesting solution to the health care bill debacle on a radio show, implying that shooting the senators who disagree with the bill would solve the problem. Doc Thompson had the story on Wednesday’s “The Morning Blaze with Doc Thompson.”
While talking about “female senators” who voted against a full repeal of Obamacare last week, Farenthold said he would consider challenging them to a duel if they were men. “If it was a guy from South Texas, I might ask him to step outside and settle this Aaron Burr-style,” Farenthold said.
Republican Sens. Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska were the only GOP senators to vote against a bill to partially repeal Obamacare on Tuesday. That same day, Collins was captured on a hot mike gossiping with Sen. Jack Reed (D-R.I.) about President Donald Trump, Farenthold’s bizarre comments and the health care debate.
“Did you see the one who challenged me to a duel?” Collins asked Reed, referencing Farenthold’s remarks, according to the New York Times transcript. Reed used vulgar language to describe why Collins would win that gunfight.
“Well, he’s huge,” Collins said. “And he is so — I don’t mean to be unkind — but he’s so unattractive, it’s unbelievable.”