You know, there’s crazy and then there’s Oklahoma Representative Kevin Calvey. While speaking during a debate in the Oklahoma Senate last week Calvey said that if he wasn’t a Christian he’d light himself on fire to “protest evil” in the courts:
If I were not a Christian, and didn’t have a prohibition against suicide, I’d walk across the street [to the state Supreme Court building], douse myself in gasoline and set myself on fire to protest the evil that is going on over there….
The comment came as lawmakers were considering SB 548 which would give 6 percent raises, paid from court fees, for Supreme Court justices and other appellate court judges and employees. Calvey doesn’t think the court deserves raises because they have ruled against anti-abortion laws that have been passed in the state.
We have seen a whole lot of crazy lawmakers in recent years, but never has one been quite as batsh*t as Calvey. Seriously, what would setting himself on fire accomplish? Does he think that would make the court say,”Oh, this crispy guy is right! We must amend our ruling to adhere to his ideology and not the law.” I doubt it.
Watch Calvey’s rage filled speech below:
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