Why Rep. Raul Grijalva Isn’t Very Bright

by Sean Hackbarth

Earlier this week, Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) came up with a dumb idea. In a letter to the Interior and Agriculture Departments, he asked that all mining and oil and gas development stop on public lands during the government shutdown.

Yes, let’s shut down activities that generate government revenues along with producing energy and minerals. Great idea.

To understand Rep. Grijalva’s thinking, remember he starred in a video earlier this year opposing the Keystone XL pipeline. While standing awkwardly next to an intern and wearing a white lab coat, the Congressman made an startling observation: Rocks sink when dumped in water.

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