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Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX) was concerned during a hearing over violence and threats against Asian American citizens over lynching.
“There are old sayings in Texas about finding all that rope in Texas and getting a tall oak tree. You know, we take justice very seriously and we should do that. Round the baddies together.” – This is Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX), who glorified lynchings during the hearing on violence against Americans from Asia. Pic.twitter.com/uy5irfmJCo
– Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) March 18, 2021
Rep. Roy said, “The victims of racial violence and their families deserve justice, and the case that we are talking about happened in Atlanta, Georgia. I would also suggest that the victims of cartels that move illegal aliens into deserve justice. American citizens decimated by what is happening along our southern border deserve justice. The victims of riot and looting last summer, businesses closed, deserve justice. We believe in justice. There’s an old saying in Texas about how to find all the rope in Texas and get a tall oak tree. You know we take justice very seriously. ”
It was a hearing on threats and violence against Americans from Asia. Roy managed to equate the murder of Asisn Americans with the peaceful protests of George Floyd and also to work in some immigration scare-mongers.
A hearing on racial murder and violence against minorities is not the place to speak poetically about the virtues of lynching.
Rep. Roy’s comments could be viewed as encouraging violence.
Republicans can’t help it. Even during a hearing on violence against Americans from Asia, they have to appeal to racists.
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Mr. Easley is the Founder / Senior Editor, White House Press Pool, and a Congressional Correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor’s degree in political science. His thesis focused on public order with a specialization in social reform movements.
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