UPDATE: The booted passenger is a longtime registered Democrat. She just got a taste of her own party’s arrogance and disdain for the peons.
Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) is a raging psycho. Her latest act of petty childishness involves stealing a woman’s airplane seat and throwing the race card when the woman objected.
He behavior is unpredictable and bizarre. She also berates her own aides.
From Red State
……According to a series of interviews conducted by the Daily Caller, former staff members of Lee’s said that the congresswoman’s knack for mistreating her employees borders on the psychotic. From making anyone from staff members to the Transportation Secretary wait for hours on end for her while she sits and watches television, or demanding her drivers run red lights and drive in the emergency lanes — causing at least one accident — Lee seems to believe she is above the law, above her colleagues, and above you and I.
This is unsurprising coming from the woman who once said “You don’t understand. I am a queen, and I demand to be treated like a queen.”
The proof can be seen in things she says to people. According to one staffer who had recently signed on, she called the congresswoman in order to request a meeting that would allow her to best serve Lee. The response she got was a tongue lashing on the phone.
“What? What did you say to me? Who are you, the Congresswoman?” railed Lee. “You haven’t been elected. You don’t set up meetings with me! I tell you! You know what? You are the most unprofessional person I have ever met in my life,” she said before hanging up the phone.
The Daily Caller reported that one of Lee’s drivers actually had to pull her car over because her behavior had become so horrible. He demanded that she either get out of his car, or calm down. Lee attempted to scare the driver into obedience, but the driver held firm:
“One of Jackson Lee’s drivers became so frustrated with her abuse the person pulled the car over and demand she stop: “She’s screaming and swearing. ‘M.F.’ everything. Finally I slammed on the brakes and told her to get the hell out of my car. I’m like ‘I can’t drive with you like this. Either get out, or you can calm down.’ And she’s like ‘you need to go or get fired.’ I’m like, ‘that’s fine. But I’m either leaving without you or you can calm down,’” the staffer said.
Jackson Lee then threatened to call the police and claim she was being held hostage in the car. But she finally did calm down when the staffer called her bluff, offering to flag down a Capitol Police officer to explain the situation.”
……Staffers also report that Lee was incredibly harsh to black staffers in particular.
“’You stupid mother-effer’ was like a constant,” a staffer told the DC. “Like, all the time. But the interesting thing is she would really project that behavior more towards her African American staffers. She would have other ethnic groups in the office, like interns or whatnot. But it was really her African American staffers who she felt comfortable enough to really curse out…. This is something we always talked about.
“She is very strange in who she insults and how. For some reason, it seemed like she was racist against African Americans,” noted another former staffer.
Jackson Lee is the intellectual giant who brought you such gems as, ”hurricane names are too “lily white” and that “all racial groups should be represented.” She suggested more hurricanes named “Keisha, Jamal, and Deshawn.”
At a town hall meeting, she rudely ignored a cancer survivor’s question and gabbed on her cell phone. During the same meeting, she called on a woman—Roxana Mayer—who claimed to be a doctor, but was actually a graduate student in social work and an Obama delegate.
More of the shrew’s batshit crazy behavior:
During a 1997 visit to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California, Jackson Lee, who was then serving on the House Science Committee and on the Subcommittee that oversees U.S. space policy, asked a guide whether the Mars Pathfinder would be able to show an image of “the flag the astronauts planted there before.” When it was subsequently pointed out that the flag to which she was referring was in fact the one that Neil Armstrong had planted on the Moon—not Mars—in 1969, Jackson Lee complained that she was being mocked by bigots. “You thought you could have fun with a black woman member of the Science Committee,” her then-chief-of-staff wrote angrily in a letter to the editor.
In July 2010, Jackson Lee spoke at an NAACP meeting where she derided the Tea Party movement as a racist phenomenon, saying: “All those who wore [Klansman] sheets a long time ago have now lifted them off and started wearing, uh, clothing, uh, with a name, say, I am part of the Tea Party. Don’t you be fooled. Those who used to wear sheets are now being able to walk down the aisle and speak as a patriot because you will not speak loudly about the lack of integrity of this movement.”
While speaking from the House floor on March 12, 2014, Jackson Lee suggested that the U.S. Constitution (which was adopted in 1787) had been written in the early 1600s: “Maybe I should offer a good thanks to the distinguished members of the majority, the Republicans, my chairman and others, for giving us an opportunity to have a deliberative constitutional discussion that reinforces the sanctity of this nation and how well it is that we have lasted some 400 years, operating under a constitution that clearly defines what is constitutional and what is not.”
Texas needs to throw this crazy scrunt out on her ass, or at least have her committed to an asylum.