This is what happens when people stop being polite… and start getting real.
The Congressional Black Caucus is considering taking a swat at anti-abortion gadfly Sean Duffy, a Republican Congressman from Wisconsin. For most people, Sean Duffy is best remembered as a cast member on MTV’s “The Real World: Boston” back in 1997. Check that–for most people, Sean Duffy is not remembered at all.
But in recent years, the former teen heartthrob has become a “hunk” of a something else. Since 2011, he has been an arch-conservative US Congressman working hard to–among other things–limit a woman’s right to choose.
His latest escapade neatly dovetails his anti-woman agenda with racial insensitivity. On the House floor, he took it upon himself to lecture the Congressional Black Caucus: “My liberal friends, Congressional Black Caucus members, talk about fighting for the defenseless, the hopeless, and the downtrodden. There is no one more hopeless and voiceless than an unborn baby, but their silence is deafening. I can't hear them. Where are they standing up for their communities, advocating and fighting for their right to life?”
Now the CBC is considering seeking a privileged resolution to condemn Congressman Duffy’s remarks. CBC member and fellow Wisconsin Rep. Gwen Moore said “How dare this man stand out and lecture us and to call us out.” In fairness to Congressman Duffy, he may be a condescending privileged poseur, but nobody can say the man doesn’t have experience in the “real world.” You may not remember what he was like in the Real World house, but in the U.S House, he’s a real ax-hole.