Democrat Rashida Tlaib let the crazy train rumble off the tracks when she accused a witness at a congressional hearing on vaping of being a conspiracy theorist, then immediately accused her of a conspiracy for winking at a colleague.
Tlaib was questioning Vicki Porter, a longtime smoker who quit years ago with vape products, and a witness for Republicans in the House Oversight and Reform Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy hearing called “Don’t Vape.”
“Quitting smoking is very, very, very hard. Nobody tells you that,” Porter told members of Congress. “Vaping is a health miracle to me because without it I would probably be on my way to a lung cancer diagnosis.”
Tlaib responded with an eyebrow-raising exchange.
“Ms. Porter, I was reading because I want to know more about you and your beliefs, and I respect that we all have different beliefs, but you call yourself a converted conservative and reformed Marxist?” Tlaib asked. “Are you a conspiracy theorist?”
When Porter responded that “my politics are entirely irrelevant to this hearing,” Tlaib countered by suggesting there was some sort of conspiracy or coordination taking place between Porter and a Republican Representative.
This is absolutely insane to watch, and Exhibit A on why unhinged, uneducated, lunatics have no place in Congress …
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) September 24, 2019
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“Why were you winking at one of my colleagues on the other side of the aisle? You winked,” badgered Tlaib.
Following Porter’s response that she knew Tlaib’s colleague, Tlaib countered: “I didn’t know what the winking was. I thought maybe there was like a conspiracy thing going on.”
Porter throughout the exchange carries an exasperated and nervous smile on her face as if she’s just realized how insane the person questioning her really is.
What a disgusting display from Tlaib here. Truly embarrassing. https://t.co/YpWKjfQKpo
— Tiana Lowe (@TianaTheFirst) September 24, 2019
Believe it or not, things actually got worse in the less than 90-second exchange. Tlaib, intent on pushing the leftist agenda that vaping needs to be regulated or banned by the government, suddenly accused Porter of lying about quitting smoking.
“You’re still smoking!” Tlaib shouted.
Porter responded, “I’m not smoking and I’m not lying under oath.”
The Michigan Congresswoman clearly has the foot-stomping, temper tantrum throwing, emotional intelligence of a Greta Thunberg. She’s an embarrassment to her peers.
This past July, President Trump mocked Tlaib over video showing her being forcibly dragged out of a campaign event in 2016 by Secret Service agents, noting that she’s “a crazed lunatic.”
My god! Tlaib back in 2016. pic.twitter.com/7RNRpv32TO
— Rita Panahi (@RitaPanahi) July 20, 2019
“She’s like a crazed lunatic. She’s screaming just before she got into Congress. Who elected her?” Trump questioned. “She’s screaming like a total lunatic at one of our rallies.”
This congressional hearing does nothing to disprove the notion that Tlaib is, in fact, a total lunatic.