Florida Democrat Calls State of Texas ‘Crazy’

Posted February 2, 2015 at 6:50pm

A Rules Committee hearing on a bill repealing the Affordable Care Act got heated Monday after Rep. Alcee L. Hastings, D-Fla., called the state of Texas “crazy” and later refused to apologize following testimony from Rep. Michael C. Burgess, R-Texas.

“I don’t know about in your state, which I think is a crazy state to begin with, and I mean that just as I said it,” Hastings said.

After Burgess asked for an apology, Hastings replied: “You will wait until Hell freezes over, for me to say anything in an apology. I would apologize to you, if I was directing my comments to you. I was commenting about the state that you happened to be a resident of.”