Hard core conservative Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX) is being accused of threatening Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez after he sent Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi a letter promising to find “alternative means” to condemn remarks the New York Congresswoman made about his fellow Texas Republican, Senator Ted Cruz.
“If Representative Ocasio-Cortez does not apologize immediately, we will be forced to find alternative means to condemn this regrettable statement,” Congressman Roy said in his letter.
What was so bad that a sitting U.S. Senator had to rely on a Congressman to demand an apology?
Rep. Ocasio-Cortez seemed to accuse Senator Cruz of attempted murder – but she wasn’t wrong.
“I am happy to work with Republicans,” she said Thursday, “where there’s common ground, but you almost had me murdered 3 weeks ago so you can sit this one out.”
Cruz is one of the instigators of the deadly January 6 insurrection, during which Trump supporters were hunting down lawmakers, and the vice president.
Rep. Roy’s letter to Speaker Pelosi says it is “completely unacceptable behavior for a Member of Congress to make this kind of scurrilous charge against another member in the House or Senate for simply engaging in speech and debate regarding electors as they interpreted the Constitution. I ask you to call on her to immediately apologize and retract her comments.”
“I ask you to call on her to immediately apologize and retract her comments. If she does not… we will be forced to find alternative means to condemn this regrettable statement.” pic.twitter.com/mbJvBOGftJ
— Andrew Solender (@AndrewSolender) January 29, 2021
Cruz did not just make a speech on the Senate floor. He traveled to Georgia to “stop the steal.” Last week seven Senate Democrats filed an official complaint asking for an ethics investigation into Cruz’s role. That letter details Cruz’s incitement actions.
Former Texas Congressman Beto O’Rourke said, “this is about Ted Cruz aiding and abetting an insurrection that killed 5 people including a cop and very nearly ended in the murders of members of Congress and the Vice President.”
Congressman Roy was lambasted on social media.
Chip Roy, and all of the seditious GOP owe America an apology for plunging us into insurrection chaos that THEY CAUSED with their lies about widespread election fraud.
Lies they’re STILL telling.
— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) January 29, 2021
Chip Roy embodies the GOP blame-the-victim gaslighting verbal terrorism they’ve become engulfed in: subject people to unthinkable violence and then question why they condemn the violence.
— John Pavlovitz (@johnpavlovitz) January 29, 2021
GOP Rep Chip Roy, said if Dems do not handle this, the GOP will use “alternative means”@AOC was a target in an assassination attempt & threatening to use alternative means to handle this sounds like a direct threat against a sitting member of Congress https://t.co/jgNPLUtE2u
— Ariana D Michaels 🏳️⚧️ 🏳️🌈 (@ArianaDMichaels) January 29, 2021
— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) January 29, 2021
Chip Roy issuing a straight-up threat in his letter…
— PIO’S WORLD (@cstark444) January 29, 2021
What disturbs me the most is the statement that if @AOC, doesn’t apologize to ted cruz, chip roy says “we will be forced to find alternative means to condemn this regrettable statement”…like wtf does that even mean? Is that another threat?
— Sugar Honey Iced Tea🤎 (@tomena_n) January 29, 2021
So Chip Roy is more offended by AOC calling out Ted Cruz for helping fuel an insurrection-which also resulted in death threats being made against her-than Marjorie Taylor Greene’s well-documented domestic terror sympathies? The @GOP needs to be burned to the ground.
— Samantha (@agentcurieuse) January 29, 2021
That letter Chip Roy sent to Speaker Pelosi should be taken as a direct threat to a fellow member of the House (“we will be forced to find alternative means to condemn this regrettable statement…”) …
— Alisha Gutierrez (@alishagslp) January 29, 2021
Uh, “we will be forced to find alternative means to condemn this regrettable statement” definitely sounds like a threat https://t.co/texEvYk6SL
— Parker Molloy (@ParkerMolloy) January 29, 2021
that sounds like a threat and needs to be retracted by ole Chip Roy
— Mike Wagner (@MikeWagsVA) January 29, 2021
“Alternative means” sounds like a death threat from Chip Roy…
— DisaffectedGolpedeEstado (@Disaffectedand) January 29, 2021
Chip Roy is throwing all in with the seditionists on this one. And his mob-like threat to the speaker of the house is completely on brand. This letter doesn’t even deserve a response…
— Curtis Jefferson (@curtisjefferson) January 29, 2021
Chip Roy just sent a letter to Pelosi today that reads like an abuser’s threat.
“If you guys don’t stop telling people about the abuse, we will take ALTERNATE MEANS to shut you up! You hear me? ALTERNATE MEANS! Don’t push us, we’ve got guns and you KNOW we’ll use ’em!”
— Sharkspeare (@Sharkspeer) January 29, 2021
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Watch: Right Wing Host at NRA Convention Likens 18 Year Olds Buying Guns to 3rd Graders Deciding Gender
A host from a right-wing streaming service covering the NRA convention in Houston decided to compare conservatives’ growing active opposition to the rights and existence of transgender people, to the majority of Americans demanding expanded gun control legislation.
“We are being told by the left that a third-grader has the knowledge to determine if they were born a boy or they were born a girl, whether or not they want to stay that gender that they were born with,” said Brian Glenn, Right Side Broadcasting’s director of programming and correspondent.
“And if we feel like at a third grade you can make decisions on your gender, then I think by the time you’re 18 you should have enough maturity – assuming you’re not a complete psychopath – to buy a handgun and exercise your Second Amendment.”
Of course, that hypothetical third-grader is harming exactly no one and later can reverse that decision if they choose, which the vast majority do not.
That hypothetical 18-year old, or, in the case of this week’s horrific tragedy, an actual 18-year old, buying two AR-15 style assault weapons and hundreds of rounds of ammunition within three days of their 18th birthday, gunning down 21 people including 19 elementary school children, cannot reverse any of those decisions.
Right-wing broadcaster inside NRA convention says if young people are allowed to choose their gender, then 18 year-olds should be allowed by buy assault weapons. pic.twitter.com/Fog4lZBgHW
— Ron Filipkowski 🇺🇦 (@RonFilipkowski) May 27, 2022
US Senator Blames CRT, ‘Liberal Indoctrination’ and Lack of Religion for Mass Shooting in Small Texas Town
Uvalde, Texas is a small town of just over 15,000 people. Almost all its elected officials, from the governor on down, are Republicans. That includes its Republican mayor who used a slew of curse words this week to attack Beto O’Rourke, the former U.S. Congressman who is now the Democratic gubernatorial candidate challenging incumbent GOP Governor Greg Abbott.
There are still many facts to be uncovered about the 18-year-old who legally bought two AR-15 style assault rifles and hundreds of rounds of ammunition in the three days after his 18th birthday, then went on to commit the third-worst school shooting in the United States this week.
While one lawmaker claims Salvador Ramos was born in North Dakota, various reports make it seem clear he grew up in Uvalde, where he has a mother and father, the grandmother he lived with for the past few months who he shot in the face before slaughtering 21 people at Robb Elementary School, and at least one cousin, an uncle, and a sister in the Navy.
The Texas Tribune describes Uvalde as a “tight-knit community” that “prays.”
Reports say he was a loner, bullied for a stutter and lisp, and had a difficult relationship with family members.
Although he was 18 he had not graduated high school, apparently ineligible after missing too many days of class.
But according to U.S. Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI), the real problem, why 21 people including 19 elementary school children, are dead, is critical race theory, “wokeness,” “liberal indoctrination,” and a lack of religion.
Rejecting Fox Business host Neil Cavuto’s suggestion that “maybe stiffer background checks” would help reduce gun violence Senator Johnson, who is running for a third term in office this year despite pledging to serve only two, rejected any legislative solution to the explosion of mass shootings in America.
“No matter what you do, people fall through the cracks,” Johnson, appearing exasperated and shaking his head, told Fox Business. “You can’t identify all these problems. You can’t arrest somebody for a crime they haven’t committed yet,” he argued, something no one has suggested.
“These are difficult issues, but again, the solution lies in stronger families, more supportive communities. I would argue renewed faith. We’ve lost that. We’ve stopped teaching values in so many of our schools,” he added, despite most conservatives demanding schools stick to the basics.
“Now we’re now teaching ‘wokeness,’ we’re indoctrinating our children in things like CRT, telling, you know, some children they’re not equal to others and they’re the cause of other people’s problems,” he continued, falsely explaining what critical race theory is.
“There’s a sickness,” Johnson tried to get in as Cavuto jumped in to correct his CRT claim. Republicans have been once again pushing mental health as a cause for gun violence to distract from the fact that there are now more guns than human beings in America.
“These shootings were going on long before CRT,” Cavuto said.
“Well, I think I think CRT’s been going on under the radar for quite some time as well,” he claimed, which is false. Johnson has been one of the greatest spreaders of falsehoods and conspiracy theories in the U.S. Senate. CNN labeled him the “Senate’s leading conspiracy theorist.”
“Wokeness has been” going on, Johnson claimed. “Liberal indoctrination has been,” he added, baselssly opining that liberalism leads to more gun violence when liberals are more likely to oppose guns.
“This is a much larger issue than what a simple new gun law’s gonna – it’s not going to solve it. It’s not gonna solve it,” Johnson insisted.
No one has ever suggested a single gun control law would solve all gun violence, but the facts are clear. After Republicans allowed the assault weapons ban to expire in 2004 a 2019 study found: “Mass-shooting fatalities were 70% less likely to occur during the federal ban period.”
Sen. Ron Johnson blames “liberal indoctrination” for school shootings: “We stopped teaching values. Now we’re teaching wokeness. We’re indoctrinating our children with things like CRT.” pic.twitter.com/VwKbeIoD8z
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) May 27, 2022
‘Demon Seed’ Doctor and Far Right Radio Host Call to ‘Lock Up’ Men Who Have Gay Sex to Prevent Monkeypox
As a small handful of monkeypox cases have been documented in the United States the far right is using that disease to target LGBTQ people. In a segment on Stew Peters’ radio show, he and “Demon Seed” Dr. Stella Immanuel called for the imprisonment of men who have sex with men, presumably to slow the spread of monkeypox.
As with HIV/AIDS, monkeypox is not a “gay disease” but some recorded cases are believed to have been transmitted by men who have sex with men. The far right has been attacking the LGBTQ community all year, with the rise of the false “groomer” label made popular among extremists by Christina Pushaw, the press secretary for Florida GOP Governor Ron DeSantis.
“So one of the answers would be, don’t have gay sex, repent for your homosexual lifestyle, and go find Jesus,” Peters says as Immanuel, the hydroxychloroquine-pushing physician and pastor who believes demons having sex with women causes tumors and other illnesses, agrees.
“The real pandemic here is promiscuous sex among gay men – sex, orgies, and participating in satanic depravity,” Peters continued, as Immanuel again agreed. The chyron reads: “Gay Sex Detonates Monkeypox Bomb.”
“So, stop that, as a matter of fact we should make a law against homosexual sex. We should just say that that’s not allowed, it’s a criminal offense, and we should lock these people up.”
Again, Immanuel agreed.
While discussing monkeypox, Stew Peters and Stella Immanuel agree that “we should make a law against homosexual sex. We should just say that that’s not allowed, it’s a criminal offense, and we should lock these people up.” pic.twitter.com/gCla3wOi33
— Right Wing Watch (@RightWingWatch) May 26, 2022
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