Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Tx.) made the bizarre claim yesterday that President Obama may be delaying the U.S. government response to the Ebola crisis because he wants Ebola to spread in order to take control of the country (which would be wiped out by the deadly virus).
Rep. Stockman made his strange predictions on the "End Times" radio show hosted by Rick Wiles (audio below), noted RightWingWatch.org.
"I assumed all these years that when we have a pandemic these emergency measures were going to be put into place right away and that’s why I’m really puzzled by the ineptness, the slowness of what’s taking place," said Wiles.
However, Wiles gave no evidence of any "slowness" or "ineptness."
"It’s just bizarre there’s not enough action up front and I’m wondering if that’s, I’m not saying this but, I’m wondering if that’s intentional in order to create a greater crisis to use it as a blunt force to say, well in order to solve this crisis we’re going to have to take control of the economy and individuals and so forth," stated Rep. Stockman.
"I don’t know. It’s just a strange non-response, a strange way of handling it and I think that if it does go forward and we do not control it, there may be an overreaction where the government starts taking away the rights of those that aren’t that necessarily involved or need that to happen. I hope that’s not that case but as you know this current government uses crisis to advance their philosophy and their agenda," added Rep. Stockman.
Rep. Stockman is apparently unaware that the Obama administration has sent medical specialists and U.S. troops to West Africa in an effort to contain Ebola, reported The Washington Times.
However, House Republicans have actually blocked close to $1 billion in funds for the U.S. Defense Department to use in the fight against Ebola, noted The Wall Street Journal.
The only two cases of Ebola in the U.S. have occurred in Texas where Gov. Rick Perry (R) has rejected Obamacare and cut spending on health care.