This is the guy who hid in a toilet stall with a Civil War era sword when the U.S. Capitol was invaded by Trump supporters:
U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman of Arkansas hid on a toilet with a sword during the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol in January, according to a New York Times article published Monday.
The U.S. House chamber was evacuated Jan. 6 as pro-Trump rioters breached the Capitol. The siege came after former President Donald Trump hosted a rally where he called for his supporters to "fight like hell”against election results and invited them to walk to the Capitol.
After being evacuated, Westerman and House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy reportedly hid in McCarthy’s office. But when rioters began breaking into the building, McCarthy’s security detail had him leave Westerman behind.
“For protection, Mr. Westerman said he commandeered a Civil War sword from an office display, barricaded himself in Mr. McCarthy’s private bathroom and waited out the siege while crouched on the toilet,” The New York Times reported.
During the riot, Westerman tweeted, "Americans will always disagree on politics, but violently storming our nation’s Capitol is absolutely unacceptable. People are getting hurt. Enough."
It is unknown if Westerman was in McCarthy’s bathroom at that point. His spokesperson said he was unavailable on Tuesday to comment on The New York Times' report.
I really don't care about Mr. Westerman or the obviously ridiculous and hypocritical things he has (probably) said since January. I don't care about these people because they have abandoned any pretense of being serious adults who are committed to the defense of this country and to our democracy. I think there are probably numerous stories like this that could be told and, really, who gives a shit?
Nobody in the Republican Party cares about governance anymore. It's a smash and grab for the cash that has been left on the table. They are living in safely Gerrymandered districts now and have a permanent place at the trough that shovels money into their campaigns (which is usually siphoned off and used to pay mistresses, hookers, and drug dealers but that's only if you're a tool like Matt Gaetz).