Or, they could distort the contents of the bill and attack anyone who disagreed with them as a legal Luddite and hysteric.
In short, he was still perfectly maintaining that biblical "is he a prophet, is he a hysteric" look.
hysteric hys·ter·ic (hĭ-stěr'ĭk)
A person suffering from hysteria.
hysterics A fit of uncontrollable laughing or crying.