I thought I was done hearing the name of Rep. Clay Higgins, a Republican congressman from Louisiana, after he said on Facebook in 2017 that every Muslim suspected of being radicalized should be executed because the world needed to be saved for “all of Christendom.”
I swore he was done making news after he become one of only five House members to reject a resolution committing to a peaceful transfer of power after the election.
Turns out he’s still batshit crazy.
Yesterday, Higgins tweeted about how we were losing our freedoms. His evidence? Well, his wife had a dream… and that’s it.
My wife has the gift of premonition.
Last night she dreamed that Federal squads were in our home seizing guns, knives, “unauthorized foods” and stored water. They said we had been “reported”.
Becca awoke crying.
What happened to our freedom? She asked.
— Rep. Clay Higgins (@RepClayHiggins) October 23, 2020
A Republican’s wife had a bad dream, therefore Higgins says democracy is dying. He says this while the leader of his party does everything in his power to subvert democracy, all while Higgins does absolutely nothing.
It’s like Republicans defending fetuses. They’re all self-proclaimed heroes in the realm of things that don’t exist. When they have the opportunity to actually do something meaningful, they’re nowhere to be found.
By the way, this guy — who believes his wife has supernatural powers and thinks agents coming for his Cheetos and water is the worst thing that could happen — sits on the Homeland Security Committee. (Don’t you feel safer already?)
At least some of the responses were gold:
Last night I dreamed my cancer treatment cost $20,000 & I didn’t have the money.
And the GOP was trying hard to make healthcare unavailable to millions of Americans.
And they were trying to force thru a SCOTUS justice who would support that.
And I woke up…and it was true.
— Douglas Moran (@dougom) October 24, 2020
My grandpappy has the gift of gab.
Last night he dreamed that AOC+3 shadowbanned the proud boys on Facebook and seized the means of production.
Grandpappy awoke, crying "Superpoke! Superpoke!"
What are you doing in my bed, grandpappy, momma asked?
— Tommy Vietor (@TVietor08) October 23, 2020
.@RepClayHiggins, last night I had a dream my daughter was still alive. Unfortunately, she is dead, a victim of gun violence. Crazy people, like you, who are suffering with psychosis have had your way in our public safety for far too long. I hope your weapons are removed.
— Fred Guttenberg (@fred_guttenberg) October 23, 2020
Imagine your local police officers just busting down your door without knocking and shooting you in your bed. That's the reality for many people already. #JusticeForBreonnaTaylor https://t.co/UqcHJuEAFw
— Zack Ford (@ZackFord) October 23, 2020
Higgins happens to be in a safe Republican seat. But his tweet is a reminder that unless rational people run for office, and unless people vote for them, there will always be deranged people in Congress with far more power than they deserve.