The unofficial title of Craziest Member of Congress has always been a subjective consideration, and these days the competition is intense among the likes of Michele Bachmann, Louis Gohmert, Allen West and a few others whose stated opinions often are daffy, to put it politely.
But perhaps the strongest contender for the distinction is Republican Rep. Paul Broun (above) of Georgia.
We’ve mentioned Broun here on several previous occasions, such as when he warned that Democrats were planning to declare martial law and when he declared lingering resentment of what he called the “Great War of Yankee Aggression” against the Confederate South.
And now Broun is telling certain religionists in his district that evolution, embryology and the Big Bang theory are “lies straight from the pit of hell” meant to convince people that they do not need a savior.
The story is HERE.
Meanwhile, two questions arise: How did Broun ever become a physician? And why did his party leaders give him a seat on the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology?
Then there’s this: The homophobic Broun is a staunch advocate of so-called traditional marriage — and he’s been married four times, which is more than even his fellow Georgian Newt Gingrich.