This week, a Texas Republican was embarrassed on the house floor after he attempted a political stunt during a House debate on whether to extend the debt limit or default on government obligations and thrust the country into a recession.
Rep. Jodey Arrington (R-TX) started his speech by saying: “What costume party I’ve arrived at here in Washington, but Halloween has come early here, because nothing on the rule limit bill says debt limit,” claimed Rep. Jodey Arrington (R-TX), who was an official at Texas Tech University and a George W. Bush administration aide prior to joining Congress.
In response, Rep. Jim McGovern (D-MA), the chair of the House Rules Committee, mocked Arrington’s reading comprehension skills.
“I’ll lend him my glasses. It says right here in the title, ‘increase the public debt limit.’ I don’t know how much clearer in can be, it’s in the title,” McGovern said.
“Did you not read the rule?” he asked.
Arrington: Nothing on this rule bill says debt limit
McGovern: I’ll lend him my glasses. It says right here in the title increase the public debt limit. I don’t know how much clearer in can be, it’s in the title. Did you not read the rule? pic.twitter.com/BjMRrOfYEt
— Acyn (@Acyn) October 12, 2021