Over the course of the public impeachment inquiry hearings these past two weeks, the entire Republican party has effectively made complete asses out of themselves. However, no one hit the fuckwit nail on the head quite like GOP Rep. and former House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes did.
While all of the GOP Reps. present during the hearings were clearly grasping at straws during their statements and lines of questioning — often resorting to hairbrained, right-wing conspiracy theories and baseless, shameful attacks against the witnesses — Nunes made a point to really crank the crazy up to 11, spending the majority of his allotted time rambling about nude photographs of the president. As though any of us wanted that mental image.
As a result of his behavior throughout the hearings, the Fresno Bee, a local newspaper from San Joaquin Valley where the GOP rep. is from, received and published a sudden influx of letters from people all across the nation who witnessed Nunes’ antics over the course of the hearings. And according to Fresno Bee’s Marek Warszawski, there was a considerable “absence of pro-Nunes sentiment.”
Warszawski stated, though, that the lack of pro-Nunes language in the letters was not intentional on his part, saying, “Angry people tend to send letters, not those who are pleased.”
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Either way, the whole situation is rather comical and likely pretty damn embarrassing for Nunes. So, here’s a sampling of some of the letters published in the paper for your reading pleasure. You’re welcome:
Cynthia Lover of North Myrtle Beach, S.C. wrote, “After watching all of the impeachment hearings I am amazed that the good people of California ever felt that Devin Nunes is someone they wanted representing them in Congress.”
Bill Adelman of Galt, California said, “It is apparent Mr. Nunes has become a perfect example of someone who puts his political party’s positions over his country. More shameful, Mr. Nunes’ allegiance seems to lie with a leader who is either so inept, corrupt or both, instead of upholding our country’s Constitution and laws.”
“The Oath of Office of US Congressional Representatives promises, in part: “I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic … that I take this obligation freely … so help me God,” read the letter by Jack Stevens of Boise, Idaho. “Nunes’ own Oath promises loyalty only to the Constitution of the United States. America’s Constitution does not even suggest that Nunes should be loyal to the president. Nunes promised ‘So help me God.’ Is Nunes keeping his promise to God?”
“I am from Georgia, not California, but I just wanted to drop a quick note to you and your readers: What were you thinking when you sent Devin Nunes to Congress as your Representative? Have you no sense of shame? Try to do better at the next election,” penned Dick Marti of Tifton.
Warszawski stated that these letters prove that Devin Nunes is “more polarizing than Brussels sprouts.”
Frankly, he’s about as gross as Brussels sprouts, too.
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