Dem congresswoman Gives Speech To Teenage Students


Sheila Jackson Lee has once again made headlines for her outlandish statements. The 74-year-old Democratic representative, who is no stranger to controversy, recently made comments about the moon during a speech at an eclipse-viewing event for teenagers.

In her speech, Jackson Lee claimed that the moon is made up mostly of gases and that this is why humans could potentially live on it. She went on to say that the sun is almost too hot to go near, but the moon is more manageable, which is why NASA is planning to go back there.

“You’ve heard the word ‘full moon.’ Sometimes you need to take the opportunity just to come out and see a full moon is that complete rounded circle, which is made up mostly of gases,” Jackson Lee began. “And that’s why the question is why or how could we as humans live on the moon? Are the gases such that we could do that?”

However, these comments are not only scientifically false but also show a lack of knowledge about basic astronomy. The moon is not made up mostly of gases but of rock and dust.

It also does not give off unique light and energy, as Jackson Lee claimed. And the reason for the eclipse is not because the moon will be close to the Earth, as she stated, but because of the alignment of the sun and moon.

But perhaps the most concerning part of her speech was when she said she wanted to be first in line to know how to live and survive on the moon. This is a huge red flag, as it shows that she may have no understanding of the challenges and dangers of living on the moon. It also raises questions about her qualifications to serve on the House Science Committee’s space subcommittee.

This is not the first time Jackson Lee has made bizarre statements about space. In 2019, she asked if the Mars Pathfinder had taken a picture of the American flag planted there by Neil Armstrong in 1969. This comment shows a lack of basic historical knowledge and a disregard for the incredible accomplishments of the American space program.

Aren’t we lucky that we have such an uninformed and out-of-touch individual making decisions about science and technology in Congress? As a representative, Jackson Lee has a responsibility to be informed and educated about issues that affect the American people. Instead, she continues to make outrageous statements without any basis in fact.