No, this is not an article from The Onion. Remarkably, truth is stranger than fiction at times. Take for instance a Republican Nevada state assemblyman saying that he would vote for legislation that reinstates slavery.
Specifically, he states that if constituents wanted him to do it, he would vote to legalize human slavery. Jim Wheeler of Gardnerville, Nevada, was speaking to the Storey County Republican Party when he made these offensive remarks. This happened all the way back in August, but the video of the statement has only now been made public.
“If that’s what they wanted, I’d have to hold my nose, I’d have to bite my tongue and they’d probably have to hold a gun to my head, but yeah, if that’s what the citizens of the, if that’s what the constituency wants that elected me, that’s what they elected me for,” Wheeler said. “That’s what a republic is about.”
A conservative commentator named Chuck Muth asked Wheeler during his candidacy, “[W]hat if those citizens decided they want to, say, bring back slavery? Hey, if that’s what the citizens want, right Jim?”
Wheeler said unequivocally, “yeah I would.”
Watch video below via CBS local Channel 2, Reno:
(Article by James Achisa)