How closely did Texas Democrat Sheila Jackson Lee follow the race in Alabama for the Senate seat vacated by Jeff Sessions? So closely that when she tweeted out her congratulations shortly after midnight, the recipient of her good wishes was a strange composite of the Democratic and Republican contenders:
Sweet home Alabama. Thank you Alabamians and Doug Moore. Good has prevailed and our country is on the way to a new day #ikneel
— Sheila Jackson Lee (@JacksonLeeTX18) December 13, 2017
The tweet was subsequently deleted but not before a number of Twitter users who had seen the tweet weighed in:
What’s really scary is she is in my neck of the woods. All prayers accepted
— Harry chandler (@HChandlerIII) December 13, 2017
Dumb as a box of rocks.
— Jenni❤️???????? (@jennmac415) December 13, 2017
Stop insulting rocks!
— Rising serpent (@rising_serpent) December 13, 2017
We agree. After all, what have those rocks ever done to deserve such an insult?
Someone named Doug Moore thanked Jackson Lee:
— Doug Moore (@DMooreNFL) December 13, 2017
Can’t believe Roy Jones lost tonight
— Jerry Dunleavy (@JerryDunleavy) December 13, 2017
It is hard to imagine, but it’s not quite finished yet. Moore has yet to concede the race, and, Breitbart said, the military absentee ballots haven’t been counted yet. Additionally, the Moore campaign may request a recount:
“Wait on God and let this process play out,” Moore added.
“May God bless you as you go on, give you safe journey, and thank you for coming tonight,” Moore concluded. “It’s not over and it’s going to take some time.”
The election is scheduled to be certified by the Alabama Secretary of State by Christmas, but a recount throws that result into question.
One person asked:
Is this the same Sheila Jackson Lee? ???? pic.twitter.com/BPUgrazoJ9
— Matthew Doyle (@Matthewthebook) December 13, 2017
It is indeed. It’s also the same Sheila Jackson Lee who said the U.S. Constitution is 400 years old, who blamed Wikipedia for the leaked DNC and Hillary emails, and who recommended changing the term welfare to “transitional living fund.”
Jackson Lee, by the way, was once dubbed a “Congressional boss from Hell” by the Daily Caller:
Capitol Hill is famous for its demanding, insensitive bosses. Yet even by the harsh standards of Congress, Sheila Jackson Lee stands out. She may be the worst boss in Washington. “It’s like being an Iraq War veteran,” says someone who worked for her. Strangers may say, “‘oh I know what you’ve been through.’ No, you really don’t. Because until you’ve experienced it…. People don’t tell the worst of the stories, because they’re really unbelievable.”
For some, a job in Jackson Lee’s office proved not just emotionally but physically perilous. One staffer recalls a frank conversation with his doctor, who told him he needed to quit. “It’s your life or your job,” the doctor told him, warning that the stress and long hours were wreaking havoc on his body.
Only a few on staff fought back. 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.
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