Rep. Steve Stockman, R-Texas, invited a rodeo clown banned from the Missouri State Fair for a performance featuring an Obama mask to take the show to the Lone Star State.
“I’m sure any rodeo in Texas would be proud to have performers,” Stockman said in a statement today. “Disagreeing with speech is one thing. Banning it and ordering citizens into reeducation classes for mocking a liberal leader is another.”
The clown wore an Obama mask during a bull-riding competition and asked the crowd if they wanted to see the “Obama” run down by a bull, which the fair called an “unconscionable stunt” in a statement banning the clown from the fair.
“The idea to create a state of fear and make people afraid to trivialize Obama,” Stockman also said. ”No one tried to personally destroy the rodeo clown who wore a George H.W. Bush mask.”
Charlie Spiering of the Washington Examiner highlighted the “rich tradition of politically-incorrect rodeo clowns” when he recalled the clown who mocked H.W. by posting a dummy of the president for a bull to destroy.