Congressional Republicans have slowly been turning into the most despicable human beings imaginable short of Nazis or ISIS, and it seems like everyday, one of them says something to out-stupid something a colleague said the day before. This time, it’s more about what a certain congressman won’t say.
In an NPR interview by Scott Simon that ranks at the very top of the insanity scale, Republican Rep. Adrian Smith of Nebraska refused to answer the question, “Is every American entitled to eat?”.
NPR’s Scott Simon, a genial interviewer, asked Rep. Adrian Smith (R-Neb.), a member of the Ways and Means Committee and an influential figure on agriculture policy, about Trump’s proposal to make vast cuts to food stamps. Smith posited that the program could be cut in ways that “do not harm the most vulnerable.”
“Well, let me ask you this bluntly: Is every American entitled to eat?” Simon queried.
Smith was stumped. “Well, they — nutrition, obviously, we know is very important. And I would hope that we can look to — ”
Simon interrupted: “Well, not just important, it’s essential for life. Is every American entitled to eat?”
Smith agreed that nutrition “is essential” but continued to ignore the question about whether Americans are entitled to eat.
Simon tried a third time: “So is every American entitled to eat, and is food stamps something that ought to be that ultimate guarantor?”
Once again, the lawmaker demurred: “I think that we know that, given the necessity of nutrition, there could be a number of ways that we could address that.”
You can hear the interview here:
Why won’t the Congressman answer the damn question!?
The conversation went on, but the glaring issue is that in the year 2017 a Congressman refuses to say that Americans should be able to count on food.
If this doesn’t put into perspective the threat that Trump and his puppets pose to Americans, then nothing will. Taking away food from Americans is a very real possibility, folks.
These people are elected by us, paid by us, and allegedly represent us to the government, and some of them won’t say if Americans deserve one of the most basic human necessities? This is precisely why Hillary Clinton used the term “deplorable.”