Steve Stockman

Steve Stockman Files Libel Suit Alleging He Was Never Arrested for Smuggling Drugs in His Underpants

We’ve been following the bizarre political career of Twitter troll and paleoconservative tea party congressman Rep. Steve Stockman (R-TX) for some time now, and ever since declaring his intention to run against Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) in the Republican senatorial primary, the Stockman story has grown even more ludicrous.

But first, let’s recap. Soon after declaring, Stockman’s campaign headquarters were condemned. Then the first primary polling data showed Stockman with only six percent support. If that wasn’t humiliating enough, he received exactly zero votes in a tea party straw poll. He began the year by essentially vanishing for an entire month, missing every roll call vote in January despite pledging to vote against a major spending bill and then, of course, he didn’t vote. On top of all that, we learned that Stockman hasn’t voted in any Republican primary elections since 2004.

And now Stockman’s been caught up in a fracas over whether he was arrested in 1977 for smuggling into jail a controlled substance, diazepam, also known as Valium, hidden inside his underpants. (My sincere apologies for forcing you to endure the mental image of Stockman’s underpants, but it’s part of this insane tale, like it or not.)

Stockman had been reporting for a two-day jail sentence for a traffic violation, and his girlfriend had slipped the cellophane-wrapped Valium into the fly area of the underpants (sorry again). When Stockman was strip-searched (seriously, I’m sorry), authorities discovered the pills. He was initially charged with felony possession of a controlled substance, which was later reduced after his defense attorney cut a deal with the prosecutor. Stockman eventually plead no contest to the lesser charge of “use of a controlled substance.”

Early this year, and following Stockman’s Twitter attacks and bizarre manifesto against “liberal John Cornyn,” a pro-Cornyn super PAC called Texans for a Conservative Majority fired back by producing a website that, among other things, hits Stockman for the drug charges. So now Stockman is suing the super PAC for libel.

Does Stockman have a case? Not a chance… [CONTINUE READING HERE]