Politics is a crazy “game.” So, it should come as no surprise that most politicians are also pretty unbalanced themselves. However, there are bound to be some politicians who are crazier than others. Whether it’s because of the things they do, what they do, or how they act, believe it or not, they’re out there. So, who are some of today’s craziest politicians? Take a moment to find out for yourself who made our list of the top 19 craziest American politicians today.
Representative Ted Yoho [R-Fla.]
Known for making some very off-the-cuff comments, Yoho once said, “one side of our government, or two-thirds of it, running one hundred miles an hour toward socialism.” He claims that conservatives such as himself “are like Fred and Barney in the Flintstone-mobile, trying to stop that.”
Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Maricopa County, Arizona
Arpaio is a racist, having made comments like, “All these people that come over, they could come with disease. There’s no control, no health checks or anything. They check fruits and vegetable show come they don’t check people? No one talks about that! They’re all dirty.”
He’s also known for doing some crazy things to his inmates such as making them wear pink underwear, eat rotten food, live in a tent city (he likened this to a “concentration camp”), and denied Latina women prisoners sanitary products.
Representative Joe Barton [R-Tex.]
After BP’s Gulf oil spill, Barton commented that it was “a tragedy of the first proportion that a private corporation can be subjected to what I would characterize as a shakedown” because the government demanded they set up a relief fund.
Representative Glenn Grothman [R-Wis.]
Grothman seems like he’s stuck in the 1950s, especially when he says things like, “Did people even know what homosexuality was in high school in 1975? I don’t remember any discussion about that at the time.”