Rep. Duncan Hunter made headlines last year for busting out a vape pen in the middle of a Transport Committee meeting, and now the California congressman is back at it again. Hunter showed his disdain for a bill that would ban e-cigs on airplanes by casually puffing on not one but two separate vaping devices during a meeting on Tuesday.
The congressman, who is firmly in the pocket of Big Vape, does not care for an amendment put forward by his House colleague, Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton. Norton wants airplane smoking bans to include “a device that delivers nicotine to a user of the device in the form of a vapor that is inhaled to simulate the experience of smoking.” Hunter tried to show Norton was misguided by proving her wrong with her own logic.
Duncan pulled out one of his vapes and took a pull. Then he pulled out another vape, which apparently had no nicotine in it, and puffed a little on that bad boy too.
“This is not covered…under Ms. Norton’s amendment,” Duncan said. “That doesn’t make sense to me. Either say that an e-cigarette is illegal, whether it has nicotine or not in it.”
Duncan also noted that e-cigarrete smoking is already banned and flight attendants have the authority to tell passengers to cut that shit out.
“And they do,” Duncan complained. “Every time we fly, every week, that’s what they tell us.”
Yeah, because the rest of us are stuck on the goddamn plane with you and nobody wants to smell your bullshit fruit scented vapor.
The amendment passed by a single vote.
[The Hill | Screen shot via Gawker]