With each passing day we learn more about Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee. It as been long known that she is not the sharpest crayon in the playroom, her gaffes are legendary (only they aren’t gaffes she really believe this nonsense). There was the time she stood on the floor of the house discussing how North and South Vietnam are living peacefully side by side, even though there hasn’t been a North and South Vietnam since Gerald Ford was President, or when she told the House Judiciary Committee that the “penalty” which the health-care law imposes on individuals who do not buy health insurance is not in fact a penalty.
Last week the Daily Caller examined Jackson-Lee’s management skills, and it wasn’t pretty. Ms Lee might be the nastiest boss in the entire city of Washington, D.C.
Today we saw another part of Jackson-Lee’s personality as she threw a juvenile hissy fit during Peter King’s committee hearing on the radicalization of some Muslims in the US.
During the testimony of LA County Sheriff Baca, Jackson-Lee asked Baca a question about his deputies’ outreach to minority groups. When Baca mentioned that he had a Muslim officer accompanying him, Lee began clapping.
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That drew a reprimand from Peter King, who admonished all member and guests to avoid “outbursts” that’s when Jackson-Lee’s famous temper took over.
But the best part was the dead pan comment of the next congressman. “That’s a tough act to follow.”
Watch the sorrowful incident below (if you cannot see video click here)