texas congressman to trump: “take your border wall and shove it up your ass”

June 7, 2016

As push-back against the possibility of a Trump Presidency intensifies and grows more urgent, politicians like South Texas congressman Filemon Vela Jr. [D] are getting quite brazen in their call-outs of the presumptive Republican nominee. In a recent letter to the racist, xenophobic bully, Vela Jr. told the Donald what many of us have been thinking this whole time, “Mr. Trump, you’re a racist and you can take your border wall and shove it up your ass.” In a following interview with MSNBC, Vela Jr., also a civil rights lawyer, elaborated: “Well, I would have liked to have spoken in a much more diplomatic fashion, but I felt like I had to speak to Donald Trump in language he understands.” God, I love you, Filemon.

By Erin White*, AFROPUNK contributor

Rep. Filemon Vela Jr. of South Texas

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