Listen as Republican Rep. Tom Latham of Iowa laughs along with a radio host who suggested he “pistol whip” nuns who are objecting to the Republicans’ draconian budget cuts. When the host said someone should “pull the Nuns on the Bus over and pistol whip them” Rep. Latham responded by saying, “It’s always fun to be on your show.”
Listen for yourself.
Clearly Congressman Tom Latham is a Christian man. *eye roll*
In response to Rep. Latham’s behavior, Rob Zerban, the Democrat challenging incumbent Republican Rep. Paul Ryan, issued a statement condemning Rep. Latham’s seeming support for violence against the Nuns on the Bus.
“I condemn the threat of violence against the “Nuns on the Bus”, supported by Congressman Paul Ryan’s Republican colleague Congressman Tom Latham (IA-4). This type of behavior is an outrage and does nothing to move our country forward.
“I publicly call on Congressman Paul Ryan to join me in denouncing this abusive behavior toward these women, as well as call on Congressman Ryan to demand a public apology from his colleague Congressman Tom Latham.”
The Nuns on the Bus have previously visited Wisconsin’s first Congressional district to protest Rep. Ryan’s unchristian (I’d argue) and socially unjust (anyone with a heart would argue) federal budget plan.