03/21/2013 05:57 pm ET

Steve Stockman: The New Michele Bachmann?

Texas Rep. Steve Stockman is quickly filling the vacuum left in Congress by the departure or silencing of other bomb-throwing Tea Partyers like Allen West. Stockman was the guy who invited Ted Nugent to the State of the Union address (he had to vow ahead of time that he wouldn’t interrupt the speech); he’s introduced legislation to prohibit schools from instituting “gun free zones” in the wake of Sandy Hook; he’s threatened to impeach Obama over gun control; he’s compared Barack Obama to Saddam Hussein; he’s dissed transgender people; he’s mocked a fellow congresswoman’s sartorial choices, etc., etc.

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