Critics are taking issue with a claim made by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) about words.
Jackson Lee made the remark during an interview with MSNBC on Sunday.
“It is very well documented that words nowadays can actually break your bones. Words have generated violence,” Jackson Lee said.
Watch her remarks below:
"It is very well documented that words nowadays can actually break your bones," says Texas Democrat Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee. pic.twitter.com/gFXXtPmRAX
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) November 27, 2022
It was not long before the reactions began pouring in.
Podcast host Michael Berry tweeted, “SheJack is a local fixture of foolishness in our town. We have a local library of nonsense parodies about her we’ve made over the years.”
— Michael Berry (@MichaelBerrySho) November 28, 2022
Another tweet suggested, “they’re coming for your 1A” rights.
— 🪖𝚂𝙴𝙽𝙰𝚃𝙾𝚁 𝚂𝙰𝙽𝙴 (@senator_sane) November 28, 2022
One user wrote, “From the UN to the democrat party, they all got the same memo to shut down freedom of speech. Who is the puppet master? I bet [Elon Musk] knows after looking at what twitter has been doing.”
From the UN to the democrat party, they all got the same memo to shut down freedom of speech.
Who is the puppet master?
I bet @elonmusk knows after looking at what twitter has been doing. https://t.co/o5TpBqcwpY
— Dr. Interracial 🇺🇸 (@sandyleevincent) November 28, 2022
Read more reactions below:
???? SheJack strikes again… https://t.co/35j1h8vTGd
— Bob Price (@BobPriceBBTX) November 28, 2022
Nope still just words… https://t.co/sm2PpjCBLA
— WM (@APTeacher1754) November 28, 2022
I don’t even have a snarky comment about this— just 😂😂😂 https://t.co/PeyhOn3jWR
— 🇺🇸Carson Krow 🇺🇸 (@carsonkrow) November 28, 2022
I’ve been called all sorts of names by leftists.
My bones are still in place. 🤷🏼♀️ https://t.co/p7ZPBucvu7
— Zelda A. Gabriel (@ZeldaAGabriel) November 28, 2022
Is there a dumber politician?
Don’t answer that. https://t.co/cM3BPPVg1i
— Sebastian Gorka DrG (@SebGorka) November 27, 2022
For a party that lives in clown world fantasyland, this quote makes sense. My goodness 😂😂😂 https://t.co/lKtAlDDxkt
— Joel Hemingway ✝️🇺🇸 (@joelthemingway) November 28, 2022
These clowns are insane. https://t.co/HtppIYy7Uy
— JB (@JBDerek87) November 28, 2022
Jackson Lee’s appearance on the network came on the same day she condemned former President Donald Trump’s meeting with Nick Fuentes.
CNN noted Trump hosted “White nationalist and Holocaust denier” Fuentes and rapper Kanye West at Mar-a-Lago.
“There should be a mass condemnation of this horrific and senseless meeting that only shows the world the worst elements of this nation and does not represent the goodness of this nation that we celebrated this past Thanksgiving weekend,” Jackson Lee tweeted in response.
I, for one, will not be silent, it is a fact that your words can hurt, and your words can kill, and the words and actions of this bold anti-Semite and racist will continue to generate threats to the lives of many Americans. Enough is enough!
— Sheila Jackson Lee (@JacksonLeeTX18) November 27, 2022
She added, “I, for one, will not be silent, it is a fact that your words can hurt, and your words can kill, and the words and actions of this bold anti-Semite and racist will continue to generate threats to the lives of many Americans. Enough is enough!”
A source told CNN the former president was engaged with Fuentes and thought he was “very interesting.”
According to the source, at one point, Trump said he “liked” Fuentes.
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