You Won’t Believe The Nutcase The Florida GOP Has Running For Congress

Ever since Donald Trump’s election, the Republican Party has been nominating some seriously whacked out candidates. There are even open neo-Nazis, and, now, a candidate who says she was abducted by aliens. No, really. Meet Bettina Rodriguez Aguilera. She is running for Congress to replace Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, who is retiring from Congress.

Rodriguez Aguilera is in a field of nine Republicans vying for the seat, so it is unlikely she will get anywhere near the United States House of Representatives. That is definitely a good thing, because this is a woman who believes that she has been abducted by aliens as a child and returned to earth. Rodriguez Aguilera said in an interview with the Associated Press:

“It has nothing to do with what I have done. It happened when I was 7 years old.”

Rodriguez Aguilera told the Miami Herald that the aliens who took her onto their spaceship were blondes who said that the  “center of the world’s energy is Africa.”

Now, these days, with Donald Trump as president, it is almost a normal thing in the GOP to allow clearly crazy candidates to run for office. This one takes the cake, though. This woman should be in the nuthouse, not the House of Representatives.

The thing is, though, Bettina Rodriguez Aguilera has held public office before. She was on the City Council in a suburb of Doral, her father was a Cuban political prisoner. So, no one can say that, on the surface, that she is unqualified. However, her mental condition is most definitely questionable. That’s not to say that people with mental health issues should not hold public office. But, whatever this lady is suffering from is untreated. Anyone who sincerely believes they were abducted by aliens has no business helping run this country in the House of Representatives.

Republicans, get your act together. Please. Surely you have some normal, non-Nazis, non-Crazy people to join your nominating contests? America needs two healthy political parties. Right now, the GOP is as sick as it can be.

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