Democratic Rep. Jackie Speier has become the subject of much mockery after likening Putin to a tarantula and claiming he spun “a web” and trapped people like Roger Stone.

Speier made her bizarre comments during today’s congressional hearing concerning Russia’s alleged involvement in the 2016 U.S. election.

According to Mediaite, Speier declared that Putin’s supposed interference was “an act of war – an act of hybrid warfare,” adding, “and I think that’s why the American people should be concerned about it.”

Speier went on to say, “in terms of trying to understand this, I think of a spider web with a tarantula in the middle. The tarantula, in my view, is Vladimir Putin – who is entrapping many people to do his bidding and to engage with him.”

Those entrapped people, Speier argues, include Roger Stone, Wilbur Ross, and Rex Tillerson.

The problem? Tarantulas don’t actually catch prey using webs – a fact Twitter users were very quick to point out.

Source:
Mediaite

  • Sally

    Jackie Spier was trying to draw us all into her web.

  • dsoberg

    “an act of war – an act of hybrid warfare”

    Leave it at that. Screw the metaphors wars. Putin is vile. (David)
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  • LiveFreeOrDie

    An act of war? Fire ze missiles! MAD! Dems are crazy.

  • kamenetz

    As usual the most unhinged socialist Marxist libturds are from CA.

  • disqus_Aa7kWsb7Fp

    How dare you use facts when dealing with snow flakes…
    She’ll probably have to find her safe space 🙂

  • BeBrave

    She may have been traumatized by a tarantula in Jonestown Guyana after she was shot lying on the tarmack . I give her props for surviving that fuckery and her predecessor Congressman Leo Ryan was killed by her side. How could she be normal after that? Nah, she probably was always crazy

  • Paraschiv Adrian

    what about you fuckers interfering in every european election, and even going as far as a coup against a rightfully democratic leader in Ukraine is that not an act of war??? and all those “democracy-bringing” regime changes??? or what about all those unconstitutional drone wars????or the fact that you did not let liberia and somalia join the anti-chemical warfare treaties so you can use the cdc to start aids and weaponized ebola under the guise of grants???

    • HT

      And? We do what we want.

  • HT

    Maybe we should start a war with Russia, ’cause you know, tarantulas!!!