Republican would like to shoot GOP lawmakers who stalled health care bill — but he won’t duel women
Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-TX) would like to duel his Republican colleagues in the Senate who didn’t vote in favor of the party’s unpopular health care bill.
But there apparently won’t be a gunfight because the lawmakers who stalled the bill are women.
Farenthold told a Texas radio station last Friday that he thinks it is “absolutely repugnant” that “the Senate does not have the courage to do some of the things that every Republican in the Senate promised to do.”
“Some of the people that are opposed to this, there are some female senators from the northeast,” he added. “If it was a guy from south Texas I might ask them to step outside and settle this Aaron Burr-style.”
The radio interview was highlighted by Think Progress on Monday.
Farenthold himself was not in favor of the Republican plan to repeal and replace Obamacare. But he changed his mind after meeting with President Donald Trump in March.
Listen to the interview below:
(The comments appear around the 27:00 mark.)