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Sun Jul 26, 2020, 10:18 AM

About Rep. Roger Williams (R-TX), who also bullied AOC

He’s a real shitheel, good only for tossing in the Ash Heap o’ History.

From Salon:

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez accuses Texas Republican of joining in on harassment

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Williams says he didn't hear the exchange, which was overheard and reported on by a reporter from The Hill. But Ocasio-Cortez said on Twitter that Williams is merely pretending not to have heard it and that he actually joined in the argument, yelling at her about "throwing urine." During the argument, another Republican member of congress called Ocasio-Cortez a "fucking bitch," The Hill reported.

"Gotta love Republican courage from Rep @RogerWilliamsTX: when he undeniably sees another man engaged in virulent harassment of a young woman, just pretend you never saw it in the most cartoonish manner possible and keep pushing," Ocasio-Cortez tweeted.

Source: https://www.salon.com/2020/07/25/rep-alexandria-ocasio-cortez-accuses-texas-republican-of-joining-in-on-harassment_partner/

From the Wikipedia:

2016 House Ethics Review[edit]

On May 3, 2016, the House Ethics Committee initiated an investigation into Williams after he inserted a provision into a $300 billion transportation funding bill called the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act that exempted some car dealerships like his own from a proposal to prevent rental car companies from renting out vehicles that were subject to safety recalls.[16] The legislation was spurred by the deaths of Raechel and Jacqueline Houck, ages 24 and 20.[17] The two sisters were killed in 2004 while driving a rented, recalled vehicle that caught fire and crashed head-on into a semi.[18] The investigation's focus was a provision Williams authored in the bill that would have exempted dealerships like his own and allowed renting vehicles under active safety recall.[19][20][21] The independent nonpartisan Office of Congressional Ethics found that Williams violated House ethics rules, noting that Williams refused to cooperate; by unanimous, bipartisan vote the OCE found that “there is substantial reason to believe that Rep. Williams’ personal financial interest in his auto dealership may be perceived as having influenced his performance of official duties – namely, his decision to offer an amendment to the surface transportation legislation.”[22] The House Ethics committee determined that the amendment "could have affected Representative Williams’ personal financial interests", but decided to end the investigation and took no further action.[23][24]

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COVID-19 Paycheck Protection Program Controversy[edit]

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Dallas Morning News reported that Roger Williams Chrysler Dodge Jeep dealership in Weatherford, Texas received an unspecified amount in federally backed small business loans as part of the Paycheck Protection Program. Williams' office acknowledged that he had accepted forgivable taxpayer-funded loans through the Paycheck Protection Program a few days later but would not disclose the amount.[27] In Texas the Killeen Daily Herald, Austin American-Statesman, and Fort Worth Star-Telegram published stories on the incident, with national news outlets reporting as well.[28][27][29][2]

The move prompted Rep. Katie Porter to introduce legislation that would require all loans under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to be made public and stated "If you’re a multimillionaire taking taxpayer money in the middle of the biggest unemployment since the Great Depression, get ready to explain that decision to the American people."[30][31] Washington Post highlighted March 2020 comments from Williams in Epoch Times, where he stated "A socialist wants you to get a check from the government... a capitalist wants you to get a check from the place that you work."[32]

Rep. Williams then drew further public scrutiny for voting against the TRUTH Act (H.R. 6782), a bipartisan bill which would have required public disclosure of companies that received funds through the bailout program.[33][34][35][36]

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roger_Williams_(American_politician)

His official bio is missing from his .gov page. Must make it tough on oppo research.

https://williams.house.gov/about

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Reply About Rep. Roger Williams (R-TX), who also bullied AOC (Original post)
Kid Berwyn Jul 2020 OP
malaise Jul 2020 #1
calimary Jul 2020 #14
malaise Jul 2020 #24
The Wizard Jul 2020 #2
ananda Jul 2020 #5
Scarsdale Jul 2020 #8
Brainfodder Jul 2020 #20
Historic NY Jul 2020 #3
niyad Jul 2020 #21
Historic NY Jul 2020 #22
dalton99a Jul 2020 #4
Dave Starsky Jul 2020 #6
ancianita Jul 2020 #7
zentrum Jul 2020 #9
onetexan Jul 2020 #10
George II Jul 2020 #11
H2O Man Jul 2020 #12
Mopar151 Jul 2020 #18
catrose Jul 2020 #13
calimary Jul 2020 #15
hurl Jul 2020 #25
catrose Jul 2020 #27
MagickMuffin Jul 2020 #16
paleotn Jul 2020 #17
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Jul 2020 #19
Mersky Jul 2020 #23
dalton99a Jul 2020 #26

Response to Kid Berwyn (Original post)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 10:23 AM

1. Important OP

Get thee to the greatest page

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Response to malaise (Reply #1)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 12:35 PM

14. Yep. K&R. Let's highlight it and underscore it, and keep it for reference.

Know the enemy.

I’m not gonna be “nice”.

Individuals like him ARE “the enemy.” And “the bad guys.”

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Response to calimary (Reply #14)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 07:12 PM

24. +1,000

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Response to Kid Berwyn (Original post)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 10:26 AM

2. Are there any decent Republicans,

or are they all scumbags?

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Response to The Wizard (Reply #2)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 10:45 AM

5. I think it's an oxymoron.

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Response to The Wizard (Reply #2)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 11:54 AM

8. Sleazebags have no choice.

They HAVE to run as republicans, the democratic side is picky about honesty and ethics. The republican side welcomes swamp rats into their party.

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Response to The Wizard (Reply #2)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 01:03 PM

20. Greedy Old Party? Old ideas....

Well, when the majority of creeps are Republican, one has to wonder?

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Response to Kid Berwyn (Original post)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 10:28 AM

3. It right here.........

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Response to Historic NY (Reply #3)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 01:15 PM

21. It was not there a few minutes ago when I checked, but there now.

Another sleazebag "christian" .

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Response to niyad (Reply #21)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 01:22 PM

22. It was hidden under meet him

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Response to Kid Berwyn (Original post)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 10:37 AM

4. Williams is a lying, corrupt asshole


Typical Republican congressman

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Response to Kid Berwyn (Original post)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 11:20 AM

6. What happened to him? He seemed like a nice guy to me.

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Response to Kid Berwyn (Original post)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 11:37 AM

7. Thank you for this important context. This is the racial capitalism context of congressional

Republican votes. Can I generalize? The more I read about their voting positions, yes, the more I can.

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Response to Kid Berwyn (Original post)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 11:55 AM

9. Great OP. Thanks.

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Response to Kid Berwyn (Original post)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 11:58 AM

10. You go girl, keep calling out these GOP bastards for their cowardice and hypocrisy

Great job AOC!! You do us Dems proud!!

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Response to Kid Berwyn (Original post)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 12:03 PM

11. Nancy Pelosi has been bullied by republicans for the last 10+ years and more.

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Response to Kid Berwyn (Original post)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 12:11 PM

12. Recommended.

Hmmmm.....a young, non-white, highly intelligent lady that is far more popular than these old musty, crusty slices of milquetoast? I wonder what is upsetting them so?

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Response to H2O Man (Reply #12)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 12:46 PM

18. All us broke-ass working men know.....

NEVER lip off to the bartender!

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Response to catrose (Reply #13)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 12:36 PM

15. That would be sweet! Another troglodyte "Beaten by a GIRL!"

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Response to catrose (Reply #13)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 07:23 PM

25. I just donated

Not my district but she is awesome! Thanks for posting this.

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Response to hurl (Reply #25)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 07:57 PM

27. Thank you! Not my district either, but she'll be getting a check from me too!

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Response to Kid Berwyn (Original post)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 12:37 PM

16. He owns a lot of dealerships in Weatherford


Williams’ general election opponent, Democrat Julie Oliver, accused the incumbent, who serves on the House Financial Services Committee, of having " looked out for big banks and big money for the last seven years."

“Our political system is corrupt,” she said. “We aren’t surprised when we learn that members of Congress and mega-donors abuse their positions of public trust and power to move to the front of the line, while mom and pop businesses who are hurting in Texas got shut out.”

https://www.dallasnews.com/news/politics/2020/05/01/car-dealership-owned-by-texas-rep-roger-williams-received-loan-through-coronavirus-relief-fund-for-small-businesses/



Above info has a lot more @ link

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Response to Kid Berwyn (Original post)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 12:42 PM

17. Show me a Republican who's

not a shitheel.

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Response to Kid Berwyn (Original post)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 12:50 PM

19. Guy sounds like a piece of work

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Response to Kid Berwyn (Original post)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 07:07 PM

23. That'd be my dumbass congressman disgracing himself publicly

Most of the time, the jerk just floats around in the backgrounds of awful acts and utterances by other members of the gop. That any words, sentiments, or mere presence can be attributed to him at all is a small miracle, because he doesn’t really show up in any meaningful way, ever.

Does he ever talk to constituents on my end of the 25th district? No. It takes 5 hours to drive the length of the gerrymandered district shaped like a mermaid tail. Get the picture? He doesn’t have to work for the people he serves - he’s just more grease in the republicon machine who does just enough to ensure government work$ for him and his. As the virus rages through the state, not even the meandering contours of the 25th ensures his electoral safety in the 2020 election.

I suspect he and yoho architected this verbal attack as a publicity stunt and both deserve every bit of blowback they receive. Rep. Ocasio-Cortez’s hour on the House floor was a stunning moment for every woman that has ever experienced such disrespect from a male colleague. Who has ever wanted to call out the men who’d rather engage in misogynistic ploys or tantrums than do competent work. It’s certainly happened to me in the corporate world, and not surprisingly, within my own family.

Am gonna go over and give a bonus contribution to Julie Oliver. Join me in giving williams the middle finger: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/julie-oliver-for-congress-1



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Excellent OP.

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Response to Mersky (Reply #23)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 07:26 PM

26. +1

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