Should vaping be allowed on airplanes? That was the topic up for debate in Congress on Thursday (Feb. 11), which led to one of the most shocking and weird moments in United States history.
While explaining why vaping should be allowed, Duncan Hunter — a representative from California — pulled out his vaporizer and took a pull from it, Gawker reports. That’s right, a congressman vaped while legislating in the nation’s capitol. If that’s not the first sign of the apocalypse, what is?
Hunter — who admitted he vaped in December — thinks vaping is the future, claiming that soon enough all medications will be inhaled via a vaporizer, and banning those from the skies just makes no sense. Plus, he claims, it would help people trying to break their smoking habits.
That’s why he thinks they should be allowed on airplanes — “for freedom’s sake.” That’s right, the congressman invokes freedom when trying to mile-high vaping a reality.
What he didn’t address is why ending smoking should come into play when allowing people to vape on airplanes. After all, smoking has been outlawed in the skies since 1990 on domestic flights and 2000 on international trips.
Oh course, he also didn’t apologize to the person whose face he blew his vape smoke in, even though they’re clearly not a fan of being subjected to the fumes.
Sadly for Hunter, it was all for nothing. The amendment to ban vaping from planes was upheld. Better luck next time, congressman.
Maybe you should have ended your speech with “Do you even vape, bro?” At least then you definitely would have gotten people’s attention.