So, this just happened:
Tennessee State Sen. Arrested For Public Intoxication In Dickson
DICKSON, Tenn. – Tennessee State Sen. Jim Summerville has been arrested in Dickson County on a charge of public intoxication.
Officials with the Dickson Police Department said Sen. Summerville was arrested Friday night in Dickson after he was seen walking down the street while drinking an alcoholic beverage from a glass mug.
Police said Summerville was spotted walking down the street while carrying a lawn chair in the McCreary Heights area.
Hmm. Okie dokie. Summerville is yet another of Tennessee’s crackpot racist Republicans known for “controversial” legislation like banning affirmative action. Oh, and there was that time where he said he “didn’t give a rat’s ass” what the black caucus thought. However, in August he was primaried, and lost to someone who could possibly be even crazier than he. In response, Summerville resigned from Tennessee’s Republican caucus and said he was henceforth an independent. In his concession speech, Summerville quoted Lord Byron.
In the irony department, when Summerville’s anti-affirmative action effort failed, this happened:
Last year, he proposed a measure to eliminate affirmative action initiatives from higher education institutions in Tennessee. After the legislation failed, Summerville threatened GOP lawmakers who voted against it, saying they would face repercussions in this year’s election.
Right. So the guy who said there will be repercussions for not doing what he wanted lost his primary and just got arrested for public intoxication. Brilliant.