Representative Joe Barton (R-TX) asked Energy Secretary Steven Chu, a Nobel laureate, how oil got to Alaska. As a reminder, Barton is the ranking member on the Energy and Commerce Committee. It seemed like Barton was trying to stump Chu with a gotcha question, but instead the congressman from Texas looked like he was mayor of Çatalhöyük.
If I were a Republican I would be embarrassed. Is this the new/old GOP? How are they ever going to take back congress with members who ask questions like this?
Here’s the video: