OK, now I have seen some ignorant shit be introduced as “legislation” but this inbred numbskull mouth breather needs to be medicated heavily and set in a rocking chair on the porch.
WASHINGTON — Rep. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) on Wednesday introduced legislation that would “automatically” punish family members of people who violate U.S. sanctions against Iran, levying sentences of up to 20 years in prison.
The provision was introduced as an amendment to the Nuclear Iran Prevention Act of 2013, which lays out strong penalties for people who violate human rights, engage in censorship, or commit other abuses associated with the Iranian government.
Cotton also seeks to punish any family member of those people, “to include a spouse and any relative to the third degree,” including, “parents, children, aunts, uncles, nephews nieces, grandparents, great grandparents, grandkids, great grandkids,” Cotton said.
“There would be no investigation,” Cotton said during Wednesday’s markup hearing before the House Foreign Affairs Committee. “If the prime malefactor of the family is identified as on the list for sanctions, then everyone within their family would automatically come within the sanctions regime as well. It’d be very hard to demonstrate and investigate to conclusive proof.”
Let me take a wild assed fucking guess here and go out on a limb and say this fucking peckerhead is really, really religious.
No, really, I haven’t finished reading the article myself yet. Just a wild guess here. Now I will go read it and see if I am right.
Dammit, it doesn’t say but I have a fucking buck says he is.
It’s always those “deeply religious” nutcases who come up with this kind of shit.
Just another fuckhead authoritarian with absolutely no fucking clue about this thing called Constitutionality.
The Fifth Amendment reads “no person … shall be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law,” and makes no distinctions regarding citizenship. In Wong Wing v. United States, the Supreme Court found that noncitizens charged with crimes are protected by the Fifth Amendment, along with the Sixth and 14th Amendments. The case was decided in 1896.
Somebody slap the taste out of this assholes mouth and tell him to shut the fuck up and sit the fuck down while the grown ups take care of business.