Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) is not known for being the sharpest tool in the shed. She has said some pretty outrageous things in the past, most recently referring to herself as a ‘freed slave’. She’s also known for being a far left, Obama defending, Progressive hack. In addition, she came under fire for her atrocious treatment of her staff which led some to deem her the ‘boss from hell’. But, none of this compares to what Jackson Lee said on the floor of the House on Monday.
While speaking on the floor of the House about the partial government shutdown, Sheila Jackson Lee made a curious and disturbing statement.
It is not the truth to suggest that there are not enough voters, members of Congress, that would vote right now today to open this government. It’s something called a continuing resolution, but it’s a bill that you put on the floor that has been passed by Republicans and Democrats in the United States Senate. This is not an idea of anyone over another person. Republican and Democratic senators have already voted for this ‘clean bill’ that we could vote on today. We have martial law. What that means, and my colleagues know what it means is that you can put a bill on in just minutes.
Did Sheila Jackson Lee just change the meaning of the words ‘martial law’ or was she overtly and coyly giving Obama a message of what she believes he should do to deal with Republicans? Does she want Obama to increase his ‘Campaign of Pain’ against the American people?
Martial law has absolutely nothing to do with the process of making a bill a law. It specifically relates to the suspension of habeas corpus where Americans can be imprisoned without a hearing and where military forces are used against the people. The fact that we have witnessed numerous incidents of police being used to intimidate, block, and, in some cases, hold innocent Americans under armed guard during Barack Obama’s ‘Campaign of Pain’ against the American people makes this call for martial law by Sheila Jackson Lee all the more disturbing.