House GOPer: "Crush liberalism" to honor Thatcher

"Sweep it into the dustbin of history," said Rep. Steve Stockman

Published April 8, 2013 5:02PM (EDT)

 Rep. Steve Stockman, R-Texas                (Facebook/congressmanstockman)
Rep. Steve Stockman, R-Texas (Facebook/congressmanstockman)

Aggressively conservative Rep. Steve Stockman, R-Texas, tweeted that conservatives should "crush liberalism" in order to honor former British P.M. Margaret Thatcher, who died on Monday.

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Stockman, who was elected to the House in 2012, has in just a short time become one of the more outspoken conservatives in Congress, comparing President Obama to Saddam Hussein, threatening to try to impeach the president for gun control, and generally trolling liberals on Twitter:

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By Jillian Rayfield

Jillian Rayfield is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on politics. Follow her on Twitter at @jillrayfield or email her at

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