Rep. Steve Stockman has gathered signatures from special forces veterans who want a special committee to investigate the terror attack in Benghazi, Libya last September. He will reveal those signatures by rolling a huge petition down the steps of the Capitol — the "largest petition ever presented to Congress." But don't worry, other advocates. That's an incredibly easy record to break.
Stockman likes to cause commotion. Most recently, the Texas congressman was in the news for tweeting his Earth Day appreciation that the best thing about our planet is that poking holes in it causes oil to come out. And now, hoping to get a majority of the House to back his push for an investigation into the attack, the petition stunt. The Hill reports:
Stockman on Tuesday will unveil a 60-foot-long scroll signed by 1,000 special forces veterans who support the committee. Supporters tout it as the largest petition ever presented to Congress, and Stockman plans to unroll it down the Capitol's steps.
Boom. Who can argue with that?
People who know geometry, for one. Or print designers. A thousand signatures on a 60-foot petition is a weird standard. In three columns, you can fit 1,000 typewritten names on few sheets of paper. Replicate signatures, a few sheets more.