It's about 200 paces from the awning of Jackson Lee's Capitol Hill apartment to the marbled steps of the Cannon House Office Building, where her office is. Most people think the walk is a pleasant one. But apparently it's not convenient enough. Jackson Lee is routinely chauffeured the one short block to work--in a government car, by a member of her staff, at the taxpayers' expense.
Democrat, Liberal, Government, Incompetence, Narrative, Oops, Lie
"A historical fact: President Bush pushed this nation into a war that had little to do with apprehending terrorists. We did not seek an impeachment of President Bush, because as an executive, he had his authority. President Obama has the authority."... Except former Rep. Dennis Kucinich did actually introduce a bill to impeach Bush in 2008 — and Jackson Lee actually was a co-sponsor to the legislation.
Democrat, Funny, Brilliance, Oops, Constitution, Ignorance
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D., Texas) declared the U.S. Constitution to be 400 years old Wednesday on the House floor, which would mean it was signed in 1614... Lee is off by only 173 years. It was adopted on Sep. 17, 1787.
Democrat, Liberal, Government, Guns, Brilliance, Constitution
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) on Wednesday afternoon urged people to turn in their guns, arguing it would be an appropriate response to last week’s mass shooting in Newtown, Conn. “I would personally just say to those who are listening, maybe you want to turn in your guns.”
Liberal, Hate, Smears, Teaparty
I'm going to be engaging you with those very powerful numbers that you have offered on what the tea party recognizes, uh, or is recognized as. Might I add my own P.S.? All those who wore sheets a long time ago have now lifted them off and started wearing [applause], uh, clothing, uh, with a name, say, I am part of the tea party.
Democrat, Liberal, Racism, Brilliance
"I am particularly sensitive to the fact that only this president, only this president, only this one has received the kind attacks and disagreements and inability to work. Only this one," Jackson Lee said on the House floor this afternoon. "Read between the lines."
Democrat, Hypocrisy, Hate
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee's former legislative director is suing the Democratic congresswoman, claiming she made "humiliating" comments about her vision disability while refusing to do anything to accommodate her. At one point, the lawsuit claims, the congresswoman told her: "I don't care anything about your disability."
Democrat, Liberal, Hate, Character, Smears, Adult
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas also hands out nicknames to the people who work for her. The Houston Democrat addressed one of her employees as “you stupid motherfucker.” And not just once, but “constantly,” recalls the staffer, “like, all the time.”
Democrat, Incompetence, Funny, Brilliance
Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee (D., Tex.), while visiting Mars Pathfinder Mission Control Center, asked whether the Pathfinder had taken pictures of the American flag planted by Neil Armstrong in 1969.
Democrat, Liberal, Incompetence, Brilliance
"Today, we have two Vietnams, side by side, North and South, exchanging and working. We may not agree with all that North Vietnam is doing, but they are living in peace." -Sheila Jackson Lee
Democrat, Incompetence, Brilliance
United States should join 27 other countries that have equality guarantees for women, including Rwanda, Algeria, China and Afghanistan.
Democrat, Liberal, Funny, Crazy
One of Lee's crusades as a Representative of subtropical Gulf Coast Houston has been to end what she calls the government policy of giving hurricanes “lily white” names. “All racial groups should be represented,” she told The Hill Magazine, adding that she hoped the weather establishment in future “would try to be inclusive of African American names” such as “Keisha, Jamal and Deshawn.”
She then described an incident the previous month when Lee boarded a flight at National, and found the menu did not include a seafood special she had wanted.
"She screamed at the top of her lungs at least a minute," Burruss quotes Cox as telling her. "She embarrassed the flight attendants and the passengers in first class. And she embarrassed herself."
According to Burruss, Cox claimed Lee declared, "Don't you know who I am? I'm Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee. Where is my seafood meal? I know it was ordered!"
Democrat, Liberal, Character, Funny
"You don't understand. I am a queen, and I demand to be treated like a queen."