Sheila Jackson Lee – Houston’s 22-Year Mistake

  • Houston Democrat Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee is a terror.  Everyone in Houston knows it.  Everyone in Washington, DC knows it.  Over the last 22 years, since she was first elected to represent Houston in the district seat once held by Barbara Jordan, Cong. Lee has become a legend for her bizarre and abusive behavior.
  • One of Lee’s most famous eccentricities comes every year on the day of the presidential State of the Union message, which is held in the House Chamber before a joint session of congress.  This is the one session of congress at which there is no reserved seating (and we all now know that reserved seating is a very big issue in Ms. Lee’s weird life), except for congressional leadership, and special guests like the members of the U.S. Supreme Court and Joint Chiefs of Staff.  Members not in leadership – a position that Cong. Lee is highly unlikely to ever attain due to her abusive behavior – just take seats wherever they can find them.
  • But the Congresswoman, obsessed with getting seen on television, has a plan for those days.  Very early on that particular special day each year, she comes into the House chamber and takes a seat on the aisle where the President enters the chamber.  And she sits in that seat all day long – forcing a staffer to hold it for her during potty breaks and to bring her meals when she’s hungry – so that, when the President comes down that aisle, she can be seen grasping and clawing her way to a handshake or even a hug.  This routine she has kept, year-in and year-out, for 22 years, come hell or high water.
  • She’s also quite famous for blaming any problems or bad press her own bad behavior causes on “racism.”  Anyone who giggles about her State of the Union routine is a racist.  Anyone who snickers at her daily insistence upon being driven by her taxpayer-funded driver the one-block trip from her D.C. home to her office building is a racist.  Anyone who points out, quite fairly, her ineffectiveness as a member of congress is a racist.
  • And of course, the lady who lost her first class seat the other day on a United Airlines flight from Houston to D.C. so the Congresswoman could take it is, in Ms. Lee’s own words, a racist.  The problem Cong. Lee has with that particular accusation is that it turns out that that woman, Jean-Marie Simon, is a liberal Democrat, a school teacher and human rights activist.  In fact, that flight was a part of her return trip from Guatemala, where she spent time as an activist during the 1980s.
  • As I wrote on my Facebook page when this story broke earlier in the week, the problem Sheila Jackson Lee has when denying she did anything wrong in taking this woman’s First Class reserved seat is that there are literally hundreds, if not thousands of first-hand witnesses – myself included – who have observed her doing exactly this sort of thing at Reagan National Airport during her time in congress.  I was a part of the D.C. lobby on and off for 20-plus years, commuting back and forth from Texas to D.C., and I’ve personally seen the Congresswoman in action at Reagan National Airport on at least three different occasions.
  • Once, after I had observed the Congresswoman heinously abusing some United Airlines personnel over some perceived slight (no doubt due, in Ms. Lee’s warped mind, to racism), a United gate attendant told me that they had all been trained to just accede to whatever she asks for because it was not worth taking the abuse they and the airline would receive if they didn’t.  The Houston Press, way back in 1998, published a very detailed expose’ on her aggressively abusive behavior that is just a standard part of her air travel.  The truth is, she does this kind of stuff all the time, and if push comes to shove, there are hundreds of people who would be willing to tell these stories.
  • The reality about Cong. Lee is that she is, by all accounts, a horrible, awful human being, one of the very worst people in the congress today.  The Daily Caller published a fantastic piece in 2011 detailing all sorts of bizarre and abusive behavior that was based on interviews with a number of people who had had the misfortune of taking jobs working on her staff over the years.   One former staffer compared the after-effects of having worked for Cong. Lee to suffering from post-traumatic stress syndrome.
  • So Jean-Marie Simon is just the latest in a long, long line of people who have had the great misfortune of being abused by Sheila Jackson Lee.  But Ms. Simon’s one of the lucky ones:  the odds are very good she will never have that experience again, which puts her way ahead of Cong. Lee’s staff, and airline employees in Houston and Washington, DC.
Just another day in Why Can’t Houston Do Better Than This? America.
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19 thoughts on “Sheila Jackson Lee – Houston’s 22-Year Mistake

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    CJC - December 28, 2017

    She’s an 70 IQ dullard who was elected by even lower IQ dullards

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      Larry Jones - December 28, 2017

      Exhibit “A” for abolition of affirmative action and universal suffrage.

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      Jack Devin - December 29, 2017

      You’re being too generous. I’ll bet the farm, her IQ is under 50 and I’m being extremely generous.

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    David Brower - December 28, 2017



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      Mark - December 28, 2017


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      William Signaigo - December 28, 2017

      best and brightest?? doesn’t say much for the Dems then, time to change to repub’s

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      Minnie McGuire - December 28, 2017

      Best and brightest? How sad. Keep looking. Perhaps you will find intelligence in your party someday. LOL!

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    CJC - December 28, 2017

    SJL KNEW the ticket agent or the ticket agent knew her and purposefully TOOK the first class seat from the white passenger and gave it to her ‘homie’. SJL, in spite of her breathtakingly low IQ and well documented rock dumb stupidity and lack of education, is a selfish, arrogant, entitled narcissist and if she could get slaves to carry her around on a fancy litter or sedan chair she would. We have had to tolerate her incompetence for far too long.

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    Jim Inman - December 28, 2017

    I wonder if anyone ever verified her college degrees ? 25 years in HR was an education for me. There is a lot of BSing on resumes, and unfortunately some minorities actually BELIEVE it is OK to fabricate resumes “to level the playing field”. I have been told that directly by minority candidates who I found had fabricated educational credentials. I found just as many cases with non minorities as you might expect but except for one case, the most flagrant abuse was by minorities. When caught, in most cases the non minority was fired and the minority slapped on the wrist.

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      MeezaThinkin - December 28, 2017

      You know she was “passed” along through any college she attended.

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      Juniper - December 28, 2017

      I’m sure they were honorary degrees. She isn’t smart enough to have attended university.

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    MeezaThinkin - December 28, 2017

    Only in America would we tolerate such behavior from an obvious elitist idiot. Houston, you need to fix this. Or, as we did in Jacksonville with Corrine Brown, bust her. Even though this witch is a mal-educated graduate of Yale and was additionally “passed” through Law School, she’s clearly stupid, and not smart enough to get caught for something. Put the ugly fat hag in jail.

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    Fushoela Magoosha - December 28, 2017

    I think she is one of the best the Democrats have to offer. She would be an excellent candidate for president. Think of it, she’s black, she’s female, she abusive, she’s racist, she’s made a fortune during her 22 years in public office and she’s a dumb as a rock. What a winning combination.

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    Lee Transier - December 28, 2017

    SJL claims to be a graduate of Yale University and the University of Virginia. Really?

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    Ralph Compton - December 28, 2017

    Typical feral.

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    Glenn Thomas - December 28, 2017

    Houston, We have a problem,….. Sheila Jackson Lee.. You have to have an obvious totally opposite to offset the white, good guy, humanitarian JJ Watt!!!!!!

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    RichTheEngineer - December 28, 2017

    Seems impossible that one city could be home for both JJ Watt, a fine human being, and SJL, a degenerate, racist POS.

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      Dave M. - December 29, 2017

      It is sad that the fine folks of Houston would put race baiting sJL and al greene as their Reps.
      Gerrymandering is the only reason I can figure out.

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    D3F1ANT - December 29, 2017

    The problem with people like Lee is that, as the article states, the airline (and everyone else) just gives in because they don’t want the fight. That’s how this behavior perpetuates.

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