Sheila Jackson Lee and Ted Poe were props today in the terrific Stephen Colbert performance at a House hearing.
(How terrific was it? GOP House members and Fox News are outraged, OUTRAGED, that such a cheap stunt has sullied the honored floor of the U.S. Congressszzzzzzzz.)
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Houston's Sheila Jackson Lee and Ted Poe were on the panel. Neither exactly shone.
Jackson Lee pronounced the witness' name as Colbert with a hard "t", which is not surprising since she seemed utterly unaware of his background. Poe essentially ignored the comedian, as far as we can tell. (The C-SPAN video is glitchy at that point.)
Jackson Lee, or a staffer, did tweet this morning "Hearing on migrant farm workers this morning...Testimony from #Colbert. There's never a dull moment on the Hill," so maybe she knows who Colbert is but doesn't care how he pronounces his name.
If you're interested, the testimony is here in a way where you can click on whoever you want to hear question Colbert.