Republican Lawmaker: I Called Immigration Authorities On Capitol Protesters

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Let’s jump right into the thick of the action. Yesterday, on Memorial Day, protests erupted during a Legislative session at the Texas House. And quite a lot of the protesters were Hispanics who were not very happy with the State’s new laws on Sanctuary cities.

The protests were so disruptive that State Rep. Matt Rinaldi, R-Irving, called U.S Immigration and Customs Enforcement to deal with the hundreds of protesting Hispanics all garbed in red t-shirts and lifting banners.

The Democrats were very happy with the protests, not lifting a finger to stop it but got incredibly angry when Rinaldi called the ICE to enforce the law. One Democrat who got particularly angry was Rep. Poncho Nevárez, D-Eagle Pass who, allegedly “threatened” Rinaldi’s life.

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

Nevárez disputed Rinaldi’s claims saying that he only put his hands on Rinaldi to tell him to take the argument outside but Nevárez is a Democrat so it’s pretty difficult to trust anything he says.

Nevárez tweeted: “He’s a liar and hateful man. Got no use for him. God bless him.”

Other Hispanic Lawmakers chimed in to support Nevárez, saying that Rinaldi was the one COMPLETELY at fault and the Democrats and Hispanics did no wrong — and could do no wrong.

“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.

Rep. Ramon Romero, D-Fort Worth, another Hispanic Lawmaker backed up his Hispanic friend saying “He said, ‘I called ICE — fuck them.'”

“Matt Rinaldi gave the perfect example of why there’s a problem with SB 4,” Romero added. “Matt Rinaldi looked into the gallery and saw Hispanic people and automatically assumed they were undocumented. He racially profiled every single person that was in the gallery today. He created the scenario that so many of us fear.”

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

So, all the Hispanic Lawmakers teamed up against Rinaldi to make him look bad. But of course, Rinaldi didn’t remain quiet.

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

And he called the ICE “to incentivize them to leave the House.”

“They were disrupting,” he said. “They were breaking the law.”

Rinaldi was clearly outnumbered in this situation and I fully support his decision to call the ICE. Did Rinaldi really use obscene language and threaten to “put a bullet” in one of their heads? Well, it was said by a Democrat so it’s hard to believe. But if Rinaldi did what they said he did then I cannot support his behavior 100%. But it is impossible for a peace-loving person to sit around and do nothing while the Hispanics disturb important proceedings all in the name of Political Correctness. BULSH*T.

Source: Texas Tribune

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