If you are a US government official and you are deporting Americans be warned. When the worm turns you will not be safe because you were just following orders. You do not have to take part in illegal acts ordered by this President’s administration. https://t.co/BLq48HRkbH
— Ruben Gallego (@RubenGallego) August 30, 2018
Arizona Congressman Ruben Gallego threatened government officials and law enforcement officers in a tweet this week. Gallego ominously advised officials that they “will not be safe because you were just following orders.”
Gallego retweeted a tweet from MSNBC’s Chris Hayes:
“Citizens having their papers demanded, then confiscated and then put in detention and ordered into deportation proceedings.
The historical resonances here are clear as bell.”
Citizens having their papers demanded, then confiscated and then put in detention and ordered into deportation proceedings.
The historical resonances here are clear as bell. https://t.co/onnb1Uvf4T
— Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) August 29, 2018
The hot-headed Gallego earned a reputation early in his career as an angry troll. While serving in the Arizona Legislature, two Latinas in the Democratic Caucus filed harassment reports against him for his abusive behavior.
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One of his victims, Arizona State Sen. Catherine Miranda challenged Gallego in the Congressional District 7 Democratic Primary. At the time she filed to run, Miranda told the Capitol Times that “CD7 deserves a representative that puts ego and partisanship aside to get things done.”
“I filed today to run for Congress in CD7. I was born and raised in the district and have committed the last 20 years to serving as an educator and legislator…In this political climate, CD7 deserves a representative that puts ego and partisanship aside to get things done.” https://t.co/sCq0pWoLQ6
— Sen. Catherine Miranda (@Miranda4Arizona) January 3, 2018
Gallego defeated Miranda by a wide margin.
Miranda and former fellow lawmaker Lydia Hernandez filed a harassment complaint against Gallego in 2013. The complaint by the two devout pro-life liberals focused on Gallego’s alleged comments that included an implication that Miranda was promiscuous.