"Are we out of glue again?" -Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI)
Rep. Justin Amash, R-Mich., told a crowd of libertarians Thursday that Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., are on the extreme fringes of American society in terms of their views on war.â Speaking at the Liberty Political Action Conference, Amash was responding to a question about Graham’s request to seek military action against Iran as well as Syria. âIâve had a lot of town halls in my district â there is basically nobody who thinks like they do,â Amash said. âSo, you know, itâs a very small percentage of the population and I think you can basically dismiss what theyâre doing.â Amash also spoke at length about his amendment that would have defunded the National Security Agency’s program to collect massive stores of consumer telephone records and metadata from innocent Americans.
I’m going to try really hard to ignore that Rep. Amash is fixated on the idea of moon bases and engineered talking bears …
But to his point, dismissing the classified briefings on Syria as pointless is the kind of misanthropy that sums up his near two-terms.
If only there were someone in Congress with the first hand experience of Syrian hardship, the refugee crisis therein, and the necessity to emigrate from the region. And if only that certain Congressman took the initiative to use such experience to educate colleagues in the house.
But I digress … moon bases and talking bears.