You remember former east Texas Republican congressman Steve Stockman, right? Of course you do! He said Obama wanted Ebola to spread. He has his own mugshot. And he was all that stood between Louie Gohmert and the coveted title of Texas’ Freakiest Man. (You can see ten pages of my writing about him by clicking right here.)
Well, the devil finally caught up with Ole Steve.
Steve Stockman, who served two stints in the U.S. House of Representatives, spent part of Friday in federal court.
Stockman, a Tea Party favorite who courted controversy thorough two congressional terms, was brought into court Thursday shackled and handcuffed.
He is accused of conspiring to violate federal election laws during his last term in office. It’s a felony that could send him to federal prison if he’s convicted.
As Stockman stood before the judge Thursday afternoon, prosecutors alleged that the former Congressman had conspired with two former employees to funnel hundreds of thousands of dollars to his personal use.
That made my whole weekend. The Tea Party Duke of Divisiveness in shackles. I’m almost giddy, dammit.
Here’s an exchange you’ll enjoy.
When the judge told Stockman he needed to obtain an attorney by Friday, the following exchange ensued:
Stockman: You said 2 o’clock tomorrow? I should have counsel by two?
Stockman: I’ll have to hustle with that.
Judge: Yeah, you will. These are serious charges.
Oh, I hope so. I really do.
Thanks to Bubba for calling me with the heads up.