America has a new dumbest congressman!
Steve [NSFW] King? Nah.
Louie Gohmert? Fuggedaboudit!
They’re both knucledragging imbeciles – but they’ve got nothing on Rep. Jim Renacci (R-OH16). He’s not as overtly bullheaded-dense as either King or Gohmert, but when he fires up the stupid, he cranks it straight up to 11. Renacci…
appeared on MSNBC’s Morning Joe on Monday to complain that Washington doesn’t work because it is too political. Moments into the interview, he proved his own hypothesis.
Renacci, who is not seeking re-election to Congress in 2018 because he is running for governor, complained that the “career politicians” in Congress “continue to drive policy based on elections not future generations.” But when asked about Donald Trump’s Twitter attacks on Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) and NFL players, Renacci had nothing negative to say. “Republicans in Ohio people like what the president is doing, like the direction he’s trying to get to. Again, he’s probably a little unfiltered, but that’s okay. People, a lot of times what they say is, ‘He’s saying what I think.’”
Asked whether those voters are fine with Trump taunting North Korea, he reiterated that his Republican constituents “believe that he’s speaking what they are thinking.” Pressed about whether he thinks that, in the middle of a possible nuclear showdown, perhaps the president shouldn’t always say everything on his mind, Renacci praised Trump as “not a career politician,” and said his voters “like the idea” that Trump is “doing what he’s doing.”
Renacci is saying that his constituents are hunky-dory with Trump rhetorically poking Kim Jong-un with a stick – potentially provoking nuclear war.
It’s foolish to believe that Renacci’s primarily Republican constituents all approve of this dangerous, bellicose rhetoric from Trump – but it’s mind-numbingly stupid for Renacci not to manage his own piehole, make such a foolish assertion about Trump and his constituents out loud to a national audience – and prove by his own actions that Washington is too political.
Watch stupidity in action:
And this guy wants to run for Ohio governor. Good luck with that, genius!