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    GOP Texas Politican Threatens To Shoot His (D) Colleague; Calls ICE on Protesters



    On the last day of the regular session of the Texas Legislature, hundreds protested at the Capitol — and Republican state Rep. Matt Rinaldi called ICE on them. He also nearly came to blows with Democratic colleagues.

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    State Rep. Matt Rinaldi, R-Irving, said he called U.S Immigration and Customs Enforcement while hundreds of people dressed in red T-shirts unfurled banners and chanted in opposition to the state’s new sanctuary cities law. His action enraged Hispanic legislators nearby, leading to a tussle in which each side accused the other of threats and violence.

    In a statement, Rinaldi said state Rep. Poncho Nevárez, D-Eagle Pass, "threatened my life on the House floor," and that Rinaldi is currently under the protection of the Department of Public Safety as a result.

    [What a stupid attempt at playing the victim.]

    “I was pushed, jostled and someone threatened to kill me,” Rinaldi said. “It was basically just bullying.”

    [Note: ridiculing a 12 year over her weight =/= protesting an act of the government of the state of Texas.]

    Nevárez said in an interview with the Tribune that he put his hands on Rinaldi and told him to take his argument outside the House chamber. "But was I going to shoot the guy? No," he said.

    After the incident, Nevárez tweeted in response to Rinaldi's claims: "He's a liar and hateful man. Got no use for him. God bless him."

    DPS was not available to comment Monday because of the Memorial Day holiday.

    Hispanic Democratic lawmakers involved in the altercation said it wasn’t physical but indicated that Rinaldi got into people’s faces and cursed repeatedly. Video shot from the House floor shows both Republicans and Democrats pushing each other.

    “He came up to us and said, ‘I’m glad I just called ICE to have all these people deported,'” said state Rep. César Blanco, D-El Paso, whose account was echoed by state Reps. Armando Walle, D-Houston, and Ramon Romero, D-Fort Worth.

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    Blanco said that at one point during the altercation, he pointed out that "Rinaldi" is an Italian name and that the Irish and Italians were once treated poorly in this country.

    "He said, 'the difference between me and them is that I love this country,'" said Blanco, who added: "It's just disrespectful."


    [What bullshit. The difference is, in 2017 America, Irisn and Italians are viewed as "white". That certainly was not always the case.]

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    In a press conference following the altercation, state Rep. Justin Rodriguez, D-San Antonio, said Rinaldi had also threatened to “put a bullet in one of my colleagues’ heads.”

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    In an earlier interview, Rinaldi defended the decision to call immigration authorities.

    “We didn’t know what to do,” he said. “A lot of people had signs that said, ‘We are illegal and here to stay.’”

    He said he called law enforcement “to incentivize them to leave the House.”

    “They were disrupting,” he said. “They were breaking the law.”
    [Note: what a constitutional moron. It is not a crime for citizens to shout and wave protest signs inside a state capital building. If Rinaldi had had some fucking knowledge about how our democracy work (or even just a pause button), none of this would have happened.]

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    https://www.texastribune.org/2017/05...ctuary-cities/

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    Your link says a democrat threatened to shoot him.

    Illegals have some nerve to show up and protest and say they aren't leaving.

    It sounds like all the violence here was coming from democrats, he was just responding to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    Your link says a democrat threatened to shoot him.
    No, it does not.

    Illegals have some nerve to show up and protest and say they aren't leaving.
    They might have been citizens. And anyway, the reason they protested is neither here not there.

    It sounds like all the violence here was coming from democrats, he was just responding to it.
    Shouting and waving signs is not "violence".



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    It says his life was threatened.

    From your link:

    In a statement, Rinaldi said state Rep. Poncho Nevárez, D-Eagle Pass, "threatened my life on the House floor," and that Rinaldi is currently under the protection of the Department of Public Safety as a result.

    Also from your link:

    “We didn’t know what to do,” he said. “A lot of people had signs that said, ‘We are illegal and here to stay.’”
    Last edited by Spookycolt; 29th May 2017 at 11:18 PM.

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