Jody Hice, the Republican nominee from GA-10, was featured on last night’s The Colbert Report during a segment called “The Midterm Round Up.” The specific focus on Hice begins at around 3:09. The video is NSFW a little before this, from approximately 2:15-2:25, so take heed.
Colbert shined the light on a few of Hice’s stances on different groups:
- Homosexuals: Hice has “…compare[d] being gay to alcoholism, drug addiction, ‘tendencies to lie’ and ‘tendencies to be violent.'” Ed previously shared another one of Hice’s views on homosexuality.
- Women: A woman can enter politics “‘If the woman’s within the authority of her husband…'”
- Muslims: “…Islam…isn’t deserving of First Amendment protections…” Eric the Younger covered this quote previously.
He also brought up BuzzFeed’s recent coverage of Hice’s repeated use of misquotations of inspirational quotes during his campaign. BuzzFeed went through Hice’s campaign messaging to verify the quotes being used, but they quit looking after they found the 8th mis-attribution.
One example highlighted by Colbert was Hice’s mis-attribution of the quote “That government is best which governs the least, because its people discipline themselves” to Thomas Jefferson. It was actually written by Henry David Thoreau in Civil Disobedience.
Hice is the presumptive next Congressman from GA-10 to replace Rep. Paul Broun, who was himself featured on The Colbert Report at least four times. Hice is opposed by Ken Dious, the Democratic candidate.