Scenes like these used to be unusual. Then the Democrats normalized them.
This isn't the most absurd and incompetent effort to derail certification. That was back when Al Gore had to plead with Congressional Black Caucus members to stop contesting Bush's victory. It was one of those rare and bizarre moments that almost made you feel sorry for him.
Back then they couldn't get a Senator to back their objections. They got one next time around. But it just delayed the proceedings a bit longer. They couldn't get a Senator this time around. And I'm somewhat shocked at that because I assumed they could have gotten at least one.
But instead the objections were a disorganized mess highlighted by Sheila Jackson Lee becoming a laughingstock. Which isn't surprising as everything she does makes her a laughingstock.
Sheila Jackson-Lee might be the dumbest person in congress. She might even be the dumbest person outside congress. If there were ever a global championship for idiots, the country could send her there. And leave her there; because unlike Lassie, she wouldn't be able find her way back on her own.
Jackson-Lee's only qualification for sitting on the Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics was the space between her ears. She visited JPL and asked if the Mars Rover would be able to show "the flag the astronauts planted there before". Staffers were reportedly surprised that she didn't complain about cost overruns on the Death Star.
In 2003, Sheila Jackson-Lee complained that hurricane names were too "lilly white" and said that "All racial groups should be represented." She suggested Hurricanes “Keisha, Jamal and Deshawn".
Last last year she got up on the House floor to celebrate the victory in Vietnam and the "two Vietnams, side by side, North and South.”
Lee is a floor hog so there was no way that she was going to sit this disaster out.
But first, Barbara Lee...
Rep. Barbara Lee of California brought up voting machines and Russian hacking when she objected following the counting of Michigan's votes.
"People are horrified by the overwhelming evidence of Russian interference in our election," Lee said.
Once again, her objection was denied for the lack of a senator's signature. They also turned off her microphone.
Then Sheila Jackson Lee...
After New York's tally was read, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas stood up to object.
"I object on the massive voter suppression that included --" Jackson Lee began.
"The debate is not in order," Biden interrupted. Again, the congresswoman lacked a senator's signature.
Hillary Clinton won New York. But we are dealing with an even bigger idiot than Biden.
Once he gave up, Jackson Lee tagged him out and tried to object to the votes herself. They cut off her microphone, too.
"There is no debate. There is no debate. There is no debate," a visibly agitated Biden said as he gaveled.
Jackson Lee made another appearance minutes later after South Carolina's certification.
"There is no debate in the joint session," Biden said, shutting her down once more.
Wisconsin's votes had been read. With just Wyoming to go, the finish line was in reach.
Jackson Lee once again tried to make an objection on the grounds of Russian interference in the election.
"The objection cannot be received," Biden said.
And then Maxine Waters brings down the house