As Tomorrow notes, this man sits on a key congressional science advisory committee. He is also a medical doctor.
He has since tried to distance himself from the remarks, claiming they were “off the record,” which to me sounds like “I didn’t think anyone would hear about them.” If he wants to disavow them, let him do so clearly and unequivocally.
This guy gets better and better: Since he’s clearly of the raving-nutbird-looney wing of fundamentalism, it should of course surprise you not at all that he’s been married four times.
(That sigh? Me being relieved this chucklehead isn’t from Texas.)