(video and more via Think Progress)
Rep. Mean Jean Schmidt, Republican from Ohio, has been a treasure trove of wingnutiness over the past few years and her latest whopper came in a candid moment when she felt she could speak her mind freely:
Rep. Jean Schmidt (R-OH) spoke at the Voice of America tea party this Labor Day weekend outside of Cincinnati, OH. Following a tense Q&A session — during which, the congresswoman was booed for acknowledging that the Constitution is a living document — Schmidt engaged in a heated conversation with a birther off-stage. At the conclusion of their exchange, Schmidt whispered to the birther, “I agree with you, but the courts don’t.”
As Schmidt spoke to the birther, one of her staffers spotted the ThinkProgress camera and used his body to push the cameraman out of view of the congresswoman. ThinkProgress continued to film Schmidt from a respectful distance, but was again stopped by another staffer who grabbed the cameraman by the arm and ordered him to “go away.” Read on...
Aww, come on Jean, you've never been shy about waving your freak flag in public. Why so shy now?