Who Said It: New Australian Senator Or US Tea Party Republican?

Because they’re clearly as crazy as each other.

  1. 1. "(The Sandy Hook massacre) should be a wakeup call to those who want to prevent them from occurring again. Arming the good guys is how you prevent the bad guys from causing harm."
    1. Fairfax / James Alcock
      New South Wales Senator David Leyonhjelm
    2. Flickr / Gage Skidmore
      Former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain
  2. 2. "I'm not a scientist... I can tell you what recorded history says... I can tell you what the Bible says... Whether the Earth was created in 7 days, or 7 actual eras, I'm not sure we'll ever be able to answer that."
    1. Queensland PUP Senator Glenn Lazarus
    2. Florida Republican Marco Rubio
  3. 3. "There may be more 'wacko birds' in the Senate than is suspected.”
    1. South Australian Family First Senator Bob Day
    2. Texas Republican Ted Cruz
  4. 4. "‘I love the saying, ‘I may often be wrong, but I’m never uncertain’.”
    1. AAP / Dave Hunt
      Queensland LNP Senator Barry O’Sullivan
    2. Minnesota Republican Michelle Bachmann
  5. 5. "If you've ever spent much time in the bush, you go out there and you discover there is poo everywhere.”
    1. Stefan Postles / Getty Images
      Victorian ‘Motoring’ Senator Ricky Muir
    2. Virginia Republican Eric Cantor
  6. 6. "I am concerned Catholic hospitals could be forced to recommend abortions … this is politics invading freedom of religion.”
    1. Aaron Bunch / Fairfax
      Western Australian Labor Senator Joe Bullock
    2. Utah Republican Mike Lee
  7. 7. "The fundamental reason why Medicare is failing is why the Soviet Union failed -- socialism doesn't work."
    1. Western Australian PUP Senator Dio Wang
    2. Kentucky Republican Rand Paul
  8. 8. "Maybe it is time we placed national service back on the agenda but reconfigured to suit today’s conditions … It’s time to teach [our youth] some respect, loyalty and honor."
    1. Stefan Postles / Getty Images
      Tasmanian PUP Senator Jacqui Lambie
    2. South Carolina Republican Jim DeMint
  9. 9. "And when they say, ‘I want my lawyer,’ you tell them, ‘Shut up. You don’t get a lawyer.’”
    1. Queensland LNP Senator Matthew Canavan
    2. South Carolina Republican Lindsay Graham

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Mark Di Stefano is a political editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in Sydney.
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