You might remember freshman GOP Rep. Phil Covarrubias of Adams County from unfortunate remarks he made on the floor of the Colorado House this past March–which, though they were a little confusing in the delivery, very much appeared to excuse the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II. Rep. Covarrubias’ comments went national, and as a result most Americans’ first impression of the man came in the form of his apology.
An observant reader alerted us a short while ago that Rep. Covarrubias is right now, as we write having some kind of social media “meltdown”–ranting on Facebook in a way that could make him, well, infamous once again:
Editor’s note: “American” is not a race.
This was all posted a little early in the day to blame liquor or “wacky tobbacky,” but that’s honestly the best theory we’ve got. Rep. Covarrubias is clearly upset about contemporary headlines, but got off track trying to wrap up “Hitlery Clinton,” Harvey Weinstein, and racism against “Americans” into something you’d call a coherent package.
The internment rant and associated controversy already had us thinking Rep. Covarrubias is the present-day Archie Bunker of the Colorado General Assembly. After this bout of social media diarrhea, we’d say it’s safe to remove all doubt.