Dem. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, who ‘booted’ woman from flight once named meanest member of Congress

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Shelia Jackson Lee could run for poster child of the Left and represent everything that is wrong with liberals.

From race baiting to nonsensical statements such as:

“Homicide is the number leading cause of murder”

Or her geographical mix-up of Afghanistan and Vietnam in this 2010 statement:

“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,” she said.

The countries united in 1975 after the Vietnam war.

From the NY Post:

“Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee accused of big-footing her way into a first-class airline seat has a long history of boorish behavior — on the ground as well as in the air.

The Texas lawmaker regularly plays the race card when criticized and treats her staffers so badly that she was once named the meanest member of Congress by Washingtonian magazine.

According to the Houston Chronicle, she also beat out then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for the “Biggest Drone” category and was also voted “Biggest Windbag” from 1998 through 2006, except for 2000 when the category wasn’t included.

An outraged Simon called out Jackson Lee on social media — and the 22-year veteran Houston lawmaker responded by lashing out at Simon.

Jackson Lee’s latest misadventure occurred when United Airlines booted Washington, DC teacher Jean Marie Simon, 63, from a first-class seat she had booked in advance and gave the cushy space to Lee.

“Since this was not any fault of mine, the way the individual continued to act appeared to be, upon reflection, because I was an African American woman, seemingly an easy target,” she wrote on Twitter.

It wasn’t the first time that the combative Lee — a graduate of Yale University and the University of Virginia Law School — freaked out in flight.

In 1998, she blew a gasket when she couldn’t get seafood on a Continental flight.

“Don’t you know who I am? I’m Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee! Where is my seafood meal? I know it was ordered!” she bellowed.

David Martosko, US political editor for the Daily Mail, said on Twitter that he personally witnessed Jackson Lee melt down on another flight.

“I saw Sheila Jackson Lee on a domestic flight two years ago. While I was walking back to coach, she was throwing a hissy fit in First Class over why the steward had to gate-check her carry-on. (It was too big to fit in the overhead.) She threw a tantrum worthy of a 3-year-old,” he wrote.


“I am a queen, and I demand to be treated like a queen,” she once declared to an underling.

Jackson Lee also has a comical history of off-the-wall statements — including a number where she’s played the race card.”

Source: NY Post

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