GOP Congressman Wants To Drug Test Congress Every Term

UNITED STATES - DECEMBER 15: Rep.-elect Clay Higgins, R-La., is photographed inside the RNC, December 15, 2016. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) (CQ Roll Call via AP Images)

Rep. Clay Higgins (R-LA) introduced a resolution on Thursday that would force every member of Congress to be drug tested once a term.

“Elected officials in Washington D.C. should be subject to the same kind of random drug screenings that blue-collar, working-class Americans have to endure,” Higgins said in a statement. “Congress shouldn’t get to live by a different set of rules. This effort is about maintaining accountability and ensuring sober service to We, the People.”

According to a Roll Call report, Higgins has cracked jokes about the idea. “I have observed some behavior that would cause one to wonder,” he said.

But despite the moment of levity and some observers calling the resolution a stunt, the former captain in the St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office is dead serious, proposing that any member of congress who fails be reported to the Committee on Ethics.

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