Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-KS) still hasn't figured out that, when he opens his mouth, people are going to fact-check the stuff that comes out of it.
Huelskamp, who has already been acknowledged by this column in the past for demanding answers on Benghazi that had already been given, once again joined fellow religious nutcase Steve Deace on his radio show, on which he claimed that it was actually President Obama who wanted to shut down the government, even in spite of Huelskamp's Republican colleagues openly admitting to pursuing such.
To explain his resistance to the Affordable Care Act, Huelskamp asserted that voters will side with the GOP because a whopping "90 percent" of Americans oppose the reform law's provision that "every single person under Obamacare" will pay a $1 abortion surcharge.
There's just one problem: the abortion surcharge doesn't exist. Tim Huelskamp made it up.
Huelskamp also boasted to Steve Deace of his support for the G.O.P. House's plan to remove four to six million Americans off of SNAP, claiming that, with his vote, he had only "decided to starve a surfer by the name of Jason in California who has decided that he’s not going to get a job in life because he gets food stamps," referring to a single food stamp recipient constantly flaunted on Fox News.
Huelskamp's family, by the way, accepts farm subsidies. No word was given as to why it's okay for him to accept handouts but not the four to six million he plans to cut off.