Witness What Is Being Called The Dumbest Moment In Congressional History

Incredibly, this was not a Trump moment, but an utterly baffling line of questioning at a congressional climate change hearing by Republican Representative Thomas Massie. It was so ridiculous that John Kerry, the guy everyone made fun of in 2004 for being too boring and robotic to even beat George W. Bush in the presidential election, was reduced to complete bewilderment, lapsing into full “is this actually happening” mode. In the space of less than a minute, Massie managed to create what just might be the dumbest moment in congressional history.

Basically, Massie gets offended at Kerry saying the president is trying to convene a kangaroo court, so he attempts to attack Kerry’s credentials. But instead of landing a burn on Kerry, Massie self-owns by outing himself as a politician who doesn’t understand what political science is.

Rolling Stone kindly transcribed the moment, because there is no better way to describe how dumb this is than just looking at it.

Massie: Isn’t it true you have a science degree from Yale?
Kerry: Bachelor of arts degree.
Massie: Is it a political science degree?
Kerry: Yes, political science.
Massie: So how do you get a bachelor of arts, in a science?
Kerry: Well it’s a liberal arts education and degree. It’s a bachelor…
Massie: OK. So it’s not really science. So I think it’s somewhat appropriate that someone with a pseudo-science degree is here pushing pseudo-science in front of our committee today.
Kerry: Are you serious?! I mean this is really a serious happening here?

What exactly was Massie going for here? Is he unaware that many politicians have political science degrees? What does he think people who want to be politicians typically major in? Chemistry?

Does he think that only people with environmental science degrees should be allowed to talk about climate change? If so, what is he even doing on this committee? If he thinks political science is pseudo-science, does that make all politicians, including Massie, frauds?

So many questions, so few answers. Just the stunned silence we all experienced today from witnessing what might be the Dumbest Moment in Congressional History.

Also, the many tweets that will solidify Rep. Thomas Massie’s place as one of the stupidest politicians in American history.

Even John Kerry himself had a pretty good Twitter jab for Massie:

Meanwhile, the right is trying to spin this like Massie totally owned Kerry instead of performing the congressional equivalent of taking a swing at somebody and punching his own balls instead. Even better/worse, Massie himself is retweeting these takes, which does not make him look better here.

Are these the same people constantly trying to attack AOC’s intelligence? This is why we’re going to be wiped out from climate change, right here.