Our apologies if you feel dumber after watching the video. It happens often when you watch Barbara Norton.
The subject being debated was an amendment by State Rep. Valerie Hodges (R-Denham Springs) to SB 223 which would bar the state from investing in companies that boycott Israel. The original bill would bar the state from investing in companies that do business with terrorist-friendly countries such as Sudan, North Korea, Iran, Libya, Iraq, and Syria.
State Rep. Barbara Norton (D-Shreveport) got up and then berated Hodges for bringing her amendment. The resulting exchange was a bit of lunacy.
“I guess I keep getting confused every time you bring something before the (House) related to another country,” Norton said according to The Advocate. “This is not a negative statement, the more that I see you, it’s about Israel or another country … When will we be able to get to the business of the state of Louisiana and let federal take care of what federal is being paid to take care of?”
In the end, Norton voted for Hodges’s amendment and it passed. Meanwhile, Norton cemented her place as one of the dumbest legislators in Louisiana history.