Texas Democrat threatens to SHOOT Republican lawmaker Matt Rinaldi after he calls ICE on Illegals in building. ZERO coverage from Media!
A large, unruly protest against Texas’ new sanctuary city law SB4 on Monday disrupted the last day of the state Legislature’s regular session.
Democratic members of the Texas Legislature reportedly assaulted and threatened Republican Rep. Rinaldi after he said he called ICE on the throngs of protesters. Democrat Ramon Romero said he’d get him later and Rinaldi said he’d use deadly force if necessary to protect himself if Democrats followed through on threats they made to him.
— Julian Aguilar (@nachoaguilar) May 29, 2017
Democrats railed that this is what’s wrong with abandoning sanctuary city laws- — people assume Hispanics are all here illegally. However, the protesters were representing far-left open borders groups and unions, and many of the protesters are here illegally, at least that’s what their signs said. That’s actually what’s wrong with sanctuary cities.
Rinaldi said he called ICE because he didn’t know how to handle the large protest.
“A lot of people had signs that said, ‘We are illegal and here to stay,'” he told the paper. “And we called law enforcement trying to incentivize them to leave the House. They were disrupting. They were breaking the law.”
He said he was “pushed, jostled and someone threatened to kill me. It was basically just bullying.”
Rinaldi stated that Democrats had incited a riot by encouraging demonstrators, adding that they threatened his life on the House floor.
He posted a comment on Facebook.
“Today Representative [Alfonso] “Poncho” Nevarez [D-Eagle Pass] threatened me on the House floor after I called ICE on several illegal immigrants who held signs in the gallery which said ‘I am illegal and here to stay,'” he wrote on Facebook. “Several Democrats encouraged the protesters to disobey law enforcement.”
“When I told the Democrats I called ICE, Representative Ramon Romero physically assaulted me, and other Democrats were held back by colleagues,” Rinaldi added.
“During that time Poncho told me that he would ‘get me on the way to my car.’ He later approached me and reiterated that ‘I had to leave at some point, and he would get me.'”
Rinaldi vowed to defend himself against Nevarez.
“I made it clear that if he attempted to, in his words, ‘get me,’ I would shoot him in self defense. I am currently under DPS protection. Several of my colleagues heard the threats made and witnessed Ramon assaulting me.”
A statement regarding today. pic.twitter.com/M0BcBXa43P
— Matt Rinaldi (@MattRinaldiTX) May 29, 2017
The Statesman reported that protesters chanting “Here to stay!” briefly shut down Texas’s House earlier Monday.
House rules reportedly forbid spectators from cheering or jeering, so Department of Public Safety officers eventually escorted the demonstrators out.
There is something very wrong when bands of foreigners start near-riots in a legislature and it’s backed up by Democrats.
Look at this behavior.
— Ramon Romero Jr. (@RepRamonRomero) May 29, 2017
Texas Capitol on Memorial Day
Liberals protest at State House in favor of illegal sanctuary cities.pic.twitter.com/VVftair3aw
— Journalism Is Dead (@TheDailyBail) May 29, 2017