Enraged Texas Democrat lawmakers threatened a Republican on the statehouse floor then got into a scuffle. It was an embarrassing incident but one of the Democrats doubled down by going on TV to try and justify his threats: Unreal!
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT:
Illegal aliens stormed the chambers of Texas lawmakers to protest a ban on sanctuary cities. Democrat lawmakers threatened a fellow lawmaker, who also happens to be a US citizen for threatening to restore order in the Texas capitol building after ILLEGAL ALIENS disrupted their session because they don’t want to have to live by the laws set forth in OUR nation. Let that sink in…
AUSTIN — A shoving match and war of words nearly turned into a fistfight on the Texas House floor Monday, the final day of a bitterly contentious 140-day legislative session.
“This session has been very, very difficult,” said Rep. Celia Israel, D-Austin. “There are enough of us here who remember a time in Texas when respect and decorum ruled the day.”
Those rules flew out the House door when a group of protesters crashed the chamber’s gallery Monday, chanting opposition to the so-called sanctuary cities ban. Legislators approved a bill this year that would force local governments to enforce federal immigration laws, what opponents call a show-me-your-papers law.
Angry illegal aliens flooded the Texas State Capitol building. They can be seen flooding the capitol building in the video below.
— James Barragán (@James_Barragan) May 29, 2017
As they protested, Latino Reps. Ramon Romero and Cesar Blanco, both Democrats, waved to the noisy crowd. Republican Matt Rinaldi of Irving, a fervent supporter of the anti-immigration legislation, approached the Latino Democrats. They said Rinaldi told them he had called U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to report the protesters, who were largely Hispanic.
The Democrats were enraged. A shoving match ensued, and lawmakers accused one another of making violent threats. Rinaldi said a Democrat eventually threatened to “come get” him. Rep. Justin Rodriguez, D-San Antonio, who didn’t witness the initial altercation, said he later heard Rinaldi say, “I’ll put a bullet in your head,” to the Democrat he alleged was menacing. –Dallas News
Here is Republican legislator Matt Rinaldi’s response to the accusation by Democrat legislator Justin Rodriguez:
A statement regarding today. pic.twitter.com/M0BcBXa43P
— Matt Rinaldi (@MattRinaldiTX) May 29, 2017
Illegal aliens have been living in our nation without any fear of repercussions for their actions for over a decade now. That was before we had a president who took illegal immigration seriously. Trump’s strong position of illegal immigrants has given local lawmakers some hope of restoring law and order to states like Texas that are overwhelmed with an exploding illegal immigration population.