US congressman calls critic ‘retarded f***ing dips**t’ — Analysis
Rep. Chuy Garcia later put the blame on one of his staff members for tweeting it.
Illinois Rep. Chuy Garcia was called by a foul-mouthed tirade a critic of the recently passed gun control bill “borderline retarded,”And a “f**king dips**t.”Chicago Democrat offered to discipline him for claiming to have sent it. “absolutely inappropriate” tweet.
Garcia describes himself as “a” “Progressive Chicagoan,” voted on Friday to ban so-called ‘assault weapons,’ a category of firearms that Democrats say encompasses all semi-automatic rifles, pistols and shotguns with high-capacity magazines and “military features.”
Garcia posted about his vote to Twitter. An anonymous account on Twitter with just more than 750 followers stated that Garcia had voted. “never even heard of this guy and I won’t comply even if his silly law passes.”
Garcia responded by tweeting a tirade against Garcia “You are borderline retarded, ya f**king dips**t.”
Rep. Chuy García (D-IL) tweeted profanities and a slur in response to a random Twitter account with 531 followers who trolled him. pic.twitter.com/LUjqWnDoxd
— Joseph A. Wulfsohn (@JosephWulfsohn) July 30, 2022
“Did I make the worthless little congressman upset?”Garcia’s original tweet was deleted, and Garcia’s lewd response was replied to by the anonymous poster.
While Garcia’s supporters urged him to stand by his profane tweet, his spokesperson issued a statement on Saturday explaining that the “unauthorized” outburst was posted by a member of the Illinois congressman’s staff, and that “profanities and offensive language to individuals living with disabilities”These are “inconsistent with Congressman Garcia’s history, values, and character.”
“The individual responsible will be held accountable and appropriate disciplinary action will be taken,”This concludes the statement.
Garcia’s vote will ultimately matter little when it comes to actually making the gun control bill law. It passed narrowly in the House, 217 to 213, two Republicans voting for it across party lines and five Democrats defectioning to vote against. It needs 60 votes in the Senate to reach President Joe Biden’s desk, an unlikely prospect considering both parties hold 50 seats in the upper chamber, and it is unclear whether the measure even has the support of all 50 Democrats.
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