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Thu Mar 18, 2021, 05:31 PM

'Get a tall oak tree': Texas Rep. Chip Roy defends apparent pro-lynching remarks

Source: nbc



Roy doubled down on his remarks during a hearing that the way to deal with "bad guys" is "find all the rope in Texas and get a tall oak tree."

March 18, 2021, 3:14 PM CDT

Rep. Chip Roy, R-Texas, said he had "no apologies" after making an apparent pro-lynching remark during a congressional hearing on combatting anti-Asian American violence..........................

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"We believe in justice. There are old sayings in Texas about find all the rope in Texas and get a tall oak tree. We take justice very seriously. And we ought to do that. Round up the bad guys. That's what we believe," he said. "My concern about this hearing is that it seems to want to venture into the policing of rhetoric in a free society, free speech, and away from the rule of law and taking out bad guys."

Rep. Grace Meng, D-N.Y., testified at the hearing, and got emotional when she addressed Roy and his comments at the end of her remarks, complaining that Republicans had helped incite violence against Asian Americans by using language like the "China virus" to describe the coronavirus.

"Your president and your party and your colleagues can talk about issues with any other country that you want, but you don't have to do it by putting a bull's-eye on the back of Asian Americans across this country, on our grandparents, on our kids. This hearing was to address the hurt and pain of our community, to find solutions, and we will not let you take our voice away from us," Meng said.

Rep. Ted Lieu, D-Calif..............

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Read more: https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congress/get-tall-oak-tree-texas-rep-chip-roy-defends-apparent-n1261437



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Ted Lieu to Chip Roy: "You can say racist stupid stuff if you want, but I'm asking you to please stop using racist terms like kung flu, Wuhan virus or other ethnic identifiers.. I am not a virus. And when you say things like that, it hurts Asian American community."


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Ted Lieu: "Whatever political points you think you're scoring by using ethnic identifiers in describing this virus, you're harming Americans who happen to be of Asian descent. So please stop doing that."

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Jamie Raskin adds: "The bizarre invocation of free speech in this context is a dangerous and irrelevant distraction from the violence engulfing AAPI communities.. We've got [Asian American] constituents who have been attacked by racist fanatics, screaming about the Wu Han flu."

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Reply 'Get a tall oak tree': Texas Rep. Chip Roy defends apparent pro-lynching remarks (Original post)
riversedge Mar 2021 OP
Hugh_Lebowski Mar 2021 #1
Budi Mar 2021 #2
keithbvadu2 Mar 2021 #3
speak easy Mar 2021 #4
Progressive Jones Mar 2021 #18
littlemissmartypants Mar 2021 #5
Eugene Mar 2021 #11
OilemFirchen Mar 2021 #6
azureblue Mar 2021 #13
Deuxcents Mar 2021 #7
stillcool Mar 2021 #8
monkeyman1 Mar 2021 #9
Ferrets are Cool Mar 2021 #10
George II Mar 2021 #12
csziggy Mar 2021 #14
appmanga Mar 2021 #15
Aristus Mar 2021 #16
Progressive Jones Mar 2021 #17
niyad Mar 2021 #19
OldBaldy1701E Mar 2021 #20
Martin68 Mar 2021 #21

Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Mar 18, 2021, 06:02 PM

1. Fool me once ... shame on ... shame on me ...

It's the 'There's an Old Saying in Texas' gambit, I see

What a toolbag.

All these RePuQ congressional assholes care about is getting a fawning spot on Fucker Carlson's show.

Infuriating.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Mar 18, 2021, 06:08 PM

2. From lynchings with a long rope to Kung Flu

He should be removed.
I can't believe such abominable comments are even allowed

Sick old fk.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Mar 18, 2021, 06:22 PM

3. Does he feel the same way about Trump's terrorists who killed a cop and another lady on 06 Jan?

Does he feel the same way about Trump's terrorists who killed a cop and another lady on 06 Jan?

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Mar 18, 2021, 06:34 PM

4. Good 'ol fashioned Texas know-how.

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Response to speak easy (Reply #4)

Thu Mar 18, 2021, 10:00 PM

18. The January 6th losers couldn't even build a decent gallows. LMAO! nt

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Reply #5)

Thu Mar 18, 2021, 07:58 PM

11. Overlap, but the main OP article is about Chip Roy's doubling down

and the general escalation since Rep. Meng's comments.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Mar 18, 2021, 06:51 PM

6. There's another Texas saying:

"He couldn’t pour piss out of a boot with a hole in the toe and the directions on the heel."

One for every occasion!

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Response to OilemFirchen (Reply #6)

Thu Mar 18, 2021, 08:27 PM

13. and this one

"we don't take kindly to people who steal from old folks. Like Abbot. Git a rope."

This idiot should be going after the people who created and profited from the weather and electricity disaster.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Mar 18, 2021, 06:54 PM

7. Beyond acceptable

What time warp are some of these elected living in and we’re supposed to agree? They keep popping out from their rocks with Stone Age analogies.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Mar 18, 2021, 07:15 PM

8. these people are a frigging nightmare...

like robots from the planet of hate

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Mar 18, 2021, 07:17 PM

9. let mr. roy be the first in line & i have no regrets !!!!

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Mar 18, 2021, 07:36 PM

10. I feel so sorry for the people WE have elected to represent us

that they have to be associated with SHIT STAINS like this. I am not sure how they are able to restrain themselves as much as they do.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Mar 18, 2021, 08:24 PM

12. Disgusting. That rant from beginning to end should be stricken from the record....

...including his repeated "Chi Comm"!

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Mar 18, 2021, 08:41 PM

14. Rep. Roy can have all the free speech he wants - but so can the other representatives

So they can call him out for his racism and stupidity all they want. His comments are asinine and hurtful and he meant them to be that. Asshole.

And what's with his dick nose hanging over the mask - he should be called out for that, too.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Mar 18, 2021, 08:41 PM

15. That asshat Roy...

..can't enough be enough of a man to wear a freaking mask right. Who the hell wants to be in a workplace with these sickos?

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Mar 18, 2021, 09:09 PM

16. What the fuck can you expect from a redneck douchenozzle named fucking Chip Roy?!?

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Mar 18, 2021, 09:59 PM

17. Chippy here needs to watch his mouth. It could get him into trouble. nt

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Mar 18, 2021, 10:12 PM

19. Interesting. The woman Rep is described as "emotional" and "complaining". No such loaded words

for the men.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri Mar 19, 2021, 08:33 AM

20. Yeah

There is another saying that I am sure is used in Texas quite a lot...

And you are so full, it is leaking our of your ears.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri Mar 19, 2021, 01:14 PM

21. Trumplicans are doubling down on their racism in the face of community disapproval.

The audience they are playing to is shrinking faster than a glacier in the time of climate change.

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