Statement from TDP Chair Judge Gilberto Hinojosa:
Judge Head's Statements Raise Questions about his Mental Competency
Lubbock County Republican Judge Tom Head, when making the case for a tax increase, claimed that the increase was necessary because President Obama's reelection would lead to a civil war.
"Judge Head's statements on the United Nations invasion raise serious questions about his mental competency to hold elected office," said TDP Chair Gilberto Hinojosa. "Ted Cruz is clearly in good company. Republican crazies have now taken over the Lubbock County courthouse."
"There are a lot of unanswered questions here. Does Judge Head expect the United Nations to come in riding a couple of combines? Does Lubbock also need an Air Force? A Navy? Will the revenues from this tax increase be put into a dedicated account to fight the U.N. invasion? Will the money be returned to taxpayers if the U.N. army doesn't make it into Lubbock County? What will happen if the Sweetwater militia defeats the vicious blue-beanie peace-keepers before they reach Lubbock?"
"In all seriousness, this nonsense is what passes for mainstream in today's Republican Party. It's not only ridiculous, it's dangerous. It's crystal clear that Judge Head should resign."
Judge Head, in a television news broadcast to promote the tax increase, in reference to President Obama, said:
"He's going to try to hand over the sovereignty of the United States to the U.N., and what is going to happen when that happens?" Head asked.
"I'm thinking the worst. Civil unrest, civil disobedience, civil war maybe. And we're not just talking a few riots here and demonstrations, we're talking Lexington, Concord, take up arms and get rid of the guy.
"Now what's going to happen if we do that, if the public decides to do that? He's going to send in U.N. troops. I don't want 'em in Lubbock County. OK. So I'm going to stand in front of their armored personnel carrier and say 'you're not coming in here'."
"I guess this is what happens when you get all your information from Fox News," Hinojosa continued. "This would be truly funny if it were a skit on SNL. The fact that these were serious utterances by a supposedly responsible elected official make the entire episode horribly sad, but unfortunately, not even slightly unusual in today's Republican Party."