Sunday, July 1, 2018

#2036: Markwayne Mullin

Markwayne Mullin has been the United States representative for Oklahoma’s 2nd congressional district since 2013. As a congressman, Mullin has done such things as claiming that physical fitness is proof of foodstamp fraud, and, well, this one. But that’s par for the course. What entitles Mullin to an entry here is being a birther. In 2013, during a town hall meeting, Mullin addressed birthers claiming that “I believe what you’re saying,” but admitted that it was too late to prove it to the country. “Who would’ve thought we would ever actually be questioning if we had a natural-born president being president?” concluded Mullin. Now, defenders of Mullin may try to argue that he may just have been trying to appease the local lunatics that tend to crowd townhall meetings in Oklahoma, but Mullin was pretty explicit, and went on for such an extended period of time that even if we was just playing for votes, he deserves an entry. Attempts to appease conspiratorial lunatics are just as detrimental to civilization as actually subscribing to the views.

He is also a climate change denier. That’s also par for the course, but no less lunatic for that.

Diagnosis: Crazy denialist crackpot. The kind that Oklahomans therefore apparently think is fit to govern them. Exasperating stuff.

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