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Tue May 30, 2017, 10:12 AM

Texas Lawmaker Threatens to Shoot Colleague After Reporting Protesters to ICE

A Texas state representative, referring to protesters at the State Capitol on Monday, said he reported “several illegal immigrants” to federal immigration authorities and then threatened to shoot a fellow lawmaker who objected.

The chaotic scene erupted around 11 a.m. on the last day of a particularly bitter legislative session in Austin, when demonstrators in the gallery of the House Chamber began chanting in opposition to a new law that bans so-called sanctuary cities. On the House floor, Representative Matt Rinaldi, a Republican, then turned to several Democratic lawmakers and told them he had reported the people to the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency.

One of the Democrats, Representative César J. Blanco, said that Mr. Rinaldi told him and others, “We are going to have them deported,” and then used an obscenity.

“We were in shock,” Mr. Blanco said. “He assumed that because they were brown, in the gallery and protesting that they were here illegally.” The exchange led to a confrontation among lawmakers, with some pushing and pointing at one another. Some legislators had to be restrained. Mr. Rinaldi got into a face-to-face argument with Representative Poncho Nevárez, a Democrat, and threatened to shoot him.

“I made it clear that if he attempted to, in his words, ‘get me,’ I would shoot him in self-defense,” Mr. Rinaldi, who represents part of Dallas County in North Texas, wrote in a Facebook post.

Other lawmakers said Mr. Rinaldi was more pointed in the threat to Mr. Nevárez, who represents Eagle Pass, a city on the Texas-Mexico border. “There was a threat made from Rinaldi to put a bullet in one of my colleagues’ heads,” Representative Justin Rodriguez, a Democrat, said at a news conference, according to The Texas Observer.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/29/us/texas-protests-sanctuary-cities.html?_r=0

Oh yes, brown people must be immigrants and must be undocumented. Because it's not about race... Every problem has a second amendment solution...to a psychopath.

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Tue May 30, 2017, 11:37 AM

1. K&R for visibility. nt

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Tue May 30, 2017, 11:47 AM

2. Matt Rinaldi go back to Connecticut from once you came,


Texas has enough bad press from transplants causing people to criticize us.

GO BACK HOME, LOSER MATT!!!

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