Virginia’s General Assembly meets for a special session on the budget and Medicaid expansion, so what does bat*** crazy Sen. Dick Black (R) do? Yep, go on for 20 minutes or so about his conspiracy theories (“false flags”), pro-Assad talking points (note that Black traveled to Syria to meet with the war criminal in 2016), his deep disappointment with Trump’s “war cabinet,” his doubt that anyone was gassed in Douma, how all this could lead to nuclear armageddon, etc. on Syria. I’m sure that Black’s colleagues appreciated having to sit there and listen to this tirade, when all they probably wanted to do at this point was go to lunch, hit the road to head home, etc.
P.S. For a sampling of Dick Black lunacy, see: What Is It With Loudoun Republicans?!? Dick Black on Spousal Rape, “Nighties,” etc., The Truth About Dick Black (e.g., called birth control pills “baby pesticides,” passed out “pink plastic fetus dolls to state lawmakers in 2003 in a creepy campaign to win votes for various anti-abortion measures,” called “An Embarrassment to us all” by John Feegel, a former Chief of Staff to the Republican Leader in the Virginia House of Delegates); Republican Loudoun-sanity Continues: Dick Black Rails Against Gays in the Military (“there was a young fellow who went to the showers at night, there were two homosexuals lurking — they were also basic trainees – and they strangled him with a towel and forced him to submit to, you know, things that we won’t talk about”); Sen. Dick Black (R-Homophobia): Polygamy “just more natural” than homosexuality; VA Sen. Dick Black (R) Praises “Extraordinary Gallantry” of Syrian Armed Forces, GOP Candidate Who Made Marital Rape Remarks Drops Out of Congressional Race, etc, etc.