This woman is in Congress. Her name is Corrine Brown, and she’s a House representative from Florida. And I knew that America had a growing illiteracy issue, but I didn’t realize it was so bad that we were electing people to the legislature that didn’t know how to read. And I’m not simply referring to this bumbling speech that Brown delivered in her pajamas about how “Tim Tivo” and “Irving Myers” won the national championship in January.
In 1993, Brown was fined $5000 for an ethics violation as a state legislator. She was on trial in 1996 for gerrymandering her district out of predominantly black neighborhoods. In 1998, the Congressional Accountability Project found that Brown had violated the House gift rule. And apparently she’s racist, too. From Wikipedia:
On February 25, 2004 Brown referred to the George W. Bush administration as a “racist” “bunch of white men” in a meeting with senior State Department officials and members of Congress. Assistant Secretary of State Roger Noriega, a Mexican American, said that he deeply resented “being called a racist and branded a white man.” Brown replied to Noriega and Cuban-American Representative Lincoln Diaz-Balart that “you all look alike to me”.
Alright, enough of that. Watch the video after the jump. You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You’ll start rooting for Ohio State.
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