Sorry, Rep. Klingenschmitt, You’re Out of Order

Via the AP's Kristen Wyatt, Colorado's most-discussed freshman state legislator Rep. Gordon "Dr. Chaps" Klingenschmitt ran smack into the merciless buzzsaw that is Robert's Rules of Order this morning:

Here's video of Rep. Klingenschmitt's abortive (pun intended) moment of silence for "57 million American citizens lost since Roe v. Wade":

​All things being equal, this could have been worse for the rookie GOP lawmaker, but he wisely chose not to press any objection. You see, the general announcements period in the morning is not for these kinds of political grandstand-y statements. It's for, well, general announcements. It's okay to take time on the House floor to make a more political statement of this kind, in what's known as a "moment of personal privilege"–but you have to have the permission of the Speaker of the House to do that, and Rep. Klingenschmitt did not.

It's a little humiliating, but certainly nothing to have a hunger strike over. Also not evidence of Speaker Dickey Lee Hullinghorst's demon possession, unless it's true, as we've heard, that demons are sticklers for parliamentary procedure. In which case…

Just kidding, "Dr. Chaps."

8 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. bullshit! says:

    I love how he pauses. "Do I freak out?" And then like….nope.

  2. yameniye says:

    I can hardly wait until he runs for governor or president – or both.

  3. MapMaker says:

    A tan suit???!!!!! DEMONS.

  4. IndyNinja says:

    Is no one else going to point out the error or referring to them as citizens? 

    • mamajama55 says:

      You're right, Indy…it's wishful thinking that fetii would be natural-born citizens. And what if they're undocumented -, little smuggler embryos with teeny tiny backpacks full of tourist tchotchkes to sell on the black market and take hardworking Coloradan's jobs?

      Would it be OK to take them out then? 

      Time out while Chapster confers with his shoulder spirits. 

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