Missouri Representative Mike Moon (R-Ash Grove) takes a more literal meaning to the classic political pledge of a “chicken in every pot.” In a truly bizarre video below, the Republican legislator decapitated a chicken while discussing a special session and then pulled out its heart.
The anti-abortion, Tea Party Republican saw some political purpose in killing the bird in a YouTube video. As he snaps the bird’s neck, Moon proclaims “Like any good career politician, when I get the call, I go back to work. God gave man dominion over animals. He allows us to raise them properly, care for them, and then process them for food so we can sustain life. And that’s what I’m doing here with this chicken.”
He then turns to politics as he dismembers the bird: “So we’ve been called back to this special session for the primary purpose of supporting life, protecting the unborn specifically.” The discussion however then turns back to the macabre. Moon holds out the heart while saying “I think we need to get to the heart of the matter here. So today, I’m filing a bill that will lead to the stopping of abortion in the state of Missouri, and I hope you’ll support it. So stay tuned for more details.”
It is never explained how killing the chicken amplified his political points.