Sitting Congressman Warns Voters Of Wife’s Dreamed Premonition
A sitting U.S. Congressman wants to warn the public of a future that he’s afraid will come to America — because his wife dreamed it.
Dreams are a part of life, and sometimes they do motivate the dreamer to action, because they can feel like a revelation of our inner feelings, or because they can spark emotions that lead to actions. However, they’re not generally considered a good basis for public policy, or a prediction of the future.
Representative Clay Higgens, a Republican who hails from Louisiana’s 3rd Congressional District, who serves on the House Oversight Committee and the House Committee on Homeland Security, begs to differ. In a warning tweet Friday, he informed his constituents that his wife’s dream, which he considers a premonition, predicted a future in which Federal agents invaded homes for some unnamed reason, seizing weapons and food.
My wife has the gift of premonition.
Last night she dreamed that Federal squads were in our home seizing guns, knives, “unauthorized foods” and stored water. They said we had been “reported”.
Becca awoke crying.
What happened to our freedom? She asked.
— Rep. Clay Higgins (@RepClayHiggins) October 23, 2020
The responses were clearly not very supportive of a legislator asking the public to believe in magic with him.
In case anybody missed Gregg's holy-shit-what-the-fuck-is-he-smoking take: https://t.co/dETXI1SpYy
— Pé (@4everNeverTrump) October 23, 2020
I do, too.
I had a nightmare that 545 children were cruelly ripped away from their parents by Trump and his jackbooted thugs, and put in freezing cages, never to be reunited with their parents again.
Then I woke up and realized Trump had actually done this.
— MRW BLM #WearAMask (@marcyrw) October 23, 2020
Last night MY wife was talking in her sleep and she said that he had 5 swans for the BBQ and then told me that the meat “tasted like squirrel”..
Learn to roll over and go back to sleep like a normal husband.
— StayAtHomeBrad (@brad_stay) October 23, 2020
What in gawd's name are you on about man.
Many members of today's elected GOP are literally, not figuratively, phaquing crazy…and paranoid.
Are you on drugs? Seriously, seek professional help.
— Breaking News/Views (@ViewsPlusNews) October 23, 2020
It’s not quite clear what Becca Higgins considers to be “unauthorized food,” but the implication seems to be not that the Higgins’ will suffer repercussions after being reported for some unnamed misdeed, but that they believe Federal forces will be coming down on households for no valid reason. “What happened to our freedom?” Mrs. Higgins asks, and her husband echoes in his tweet.
However, Higgins has previously made headlines for threatening behavior or language. The Advocate reported last month that he had posted on his official campaign account, with an image of Black men wearing tactical gear and carrying weapons.
I’d drop any 10 of you where you stand. Nothing personal. We just eliminate the threat. We don’t care what color you are. We don’t care if you’re left or right. If you show up like this, if we recognize [a] threat…you won’t walk away.
The post was quickly deleted.