Hastings: “We Really Need The President’s Veto Pin On Texas Dildo Law”

“Washington, D.C. – Florida congressman Alcee Hastings is not backing off his assertion that Texas is a “crazy state,” and he’s now citing and old law restricting dildos to make the case. “One of their cities has a law that says that women can only have six dildos, and the certain size of things. And if that ain’t crazy, I don’t know what is,” Rep. Hastings (D-Fla) told CNN.

“Hastings may have been referring to a law that was struck down in 2008 restricting the sale of sex toys. As Lone Star Q points out, Texas’ Republican Gov. Greg Abbot, who was the state’s attorney general at the time, actually went to court in an attempt to uphold the dildo ban.

“The law in question includes, “A person who possesses six or more obscene devices or identical or similar obscene articles is presumed to possess them with intent to promote the same.” Hastings called Texas a “crazy state” during a committee hearing on the Affordable Care Act on Monday, causing Rep. Michael Burgess (R-Texas), to demand an apology. It also led to a memorable segment on “The Daily Show” pitting their two states against one another.

“But to many Texans, the insult is no laughing matter. Hastings told CNN of one Texas family that cancelled a trip to Walt Disney World in Orlando because of what he said about their state.

“I like to think of myself as a man who can tell a joke every once in a while, but I assure you, I am not joking right now. In fact, the matter couldn’t be more serious. I really think we need to get President Obama in on this as well, and make him use that veto pin of his to put that outdated, ridiculous law behind us. I have only the best interest of Texans in mind when I say this,” Hastings exclusively told Newslo.

“However, he didn’t just mess with Texas. He also took a shot at his own state.

““Consider the fact that I am a native Floridian and that I dislike it. I have cautioned about living in Florida and when I retire, I’m not so sure I’m going to stay there.”