Chaos Breaks Out At The Texas State Capitol After A Representative Says He Called ICE On Protestors

05.29.17 2 months ago 2 Comments

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Protestors gathered outside the Texas state legislature today, the last day of its regular session, in opposition to Senate Bill 4 — a bill that bans sanctuary cities and carries penalties for law enforcement who don’t assist federal immigration officials. After unfurling banners inside the House of Representatives gallery, holding signs, and chanting, the protesters were eventually cleared from the room.

The real fireworks started on the House floor soon after the protestors left when a Republican told a group of Hispanic lawmakers that he had just called ICE on the protestors.

According to several witnesses, Republican Representative Matt Rinaldi “got into people’s faces” and said, “I’m glad I just called ICE to have all these people deported.” His comments were confirmed by Democratic lawmakers César Blanco and Armando Walle, and by Rinaldi himself.

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