Rep. Don Young (R, Any Alaskans Who Voted for Him) managed to embarrass himself on the floor of the U.S. House again on Thursday.
During the debate on government spending, Rep. Young tried to insert an unrelated amendment on wildlife management. Washington Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (D, Washington) had the temerity to criticize Young’s proposed amendment.
Young reacted with his typical, frothy-mouthed rage. He violated U.S. House protocol by calling her “young lady” and scolded her, “You may not know me, young lady. But I’m deeply disturbed,” before proclaiming that the young lady “doesn’t know a damn thing what she’s talking about.”
Rep. Jayapal is 51 years old and has an MBA from Northwestern University. It goes without saying that she is a lot smarter then Don Young, because there are boxes of coprolites1 that are smarter than Don Young.
Young was forced to apologize, but even his apology violated House Rules, calling Rep. Jayapal “lady” instead of Congresswoman” or “colleague.”
This is hardly the first time that this poster child for the Dunning-Kruger Effect has embarrassed us. The only question is why Alaskans continue to vote for him. In his dotage, Young has combined senility with his usual stupidity and arrogance.
Alaska voters could do themselves, Alaska and the nation a favor and turn this wretched excuse for a human being out of office. It’s long past time.