This is not from The Onion. It really happened.
Members of the state House and Senate contacted state Senate Clerk Russell Humphrey to ask if the floor-level sink had been installed outside the House chamber men’s restroom to accommodate Muslims’ ritual of washing their feet before prayer, according to The Associated Press.
“There was concern about why it had been modified,” Humphrey said.
Republican state Sen. Bill Ketron confirmed that he had taken this issue up with Humphrey after state Rep. Judd Matheny (R) became troubled that the sink could be for Muslims.
“I just asked the question about what was the intent of that,” Ketron explained.
Legislative Administration Director Connie Ridley assured the lawmakers in an email that “the facility administrator for the State Capitol Complex that the floor-level sink installed in the men’s restroom outside the House Chamber is for housekeeping use.”
“It is, in layman’s terms, a mop sink,” Ridley said.
Ketron told the AP that the explanation “satisfied my curiosity after it was presented to me.”
Nice recovery, dipshit.
Again the question arises: it’s no surprise that we have idiots in office; that has been true since time out of mind. But it sure makes you wonder who the dimbulbs were that voted for them over someone else.
Photo via AP.