According to Mediaite, freshman Congressman Markwayne Mullin’s (R-OK) communications director is now in full damage control mode, maintaining that her boss actually said (ahem) “Don’t even give it to me.” Hmmm.
You be the judge:
One of the least enjoyable aspects of serving as a Member of Congress must be going back to your district and fielding questions from insane constituents. But that comes with the territory, I guess. As you might expect, Rep. Mullin quickly denied the charge that he himself was a birther, explaining that Think Progress -- the organization that initially captured the exchange -- doctored the video in order to make him look nutty. I’m skeptical. But what is clear, I think, is that Rep. Mullin obviously cursed at this so-called “birther princess” when she started speaking. And yet I highly doubt he’s losing much -- if any -- sleep over it. After all, these things happen.