Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Lawmaker Faces Expulsion Over “Illiterate Peasant” Remark FREEDOM OF SPEECH

Photo of Gagger Kathleen Curry

This member of the House was just gagged! We have a problem and a big one when a representative cannot speak out.

No member of the Republican caucus defended Bruce or challenged Curry. The bill, which was expected to provoke a lengthy debate, was passed quickly with minimal opposition. They passed it immediately! FIRE FIGHTERS ANYONE? The media also wants you to know in just about every story he previously kicked a photographer, for taking his picture while praying?

A Colorado legislator Douglas Bruce (R-El Paso County) faces a formal ethics complaint, possible suspension and expulsion over his comments opposing a bill to grant illegal immigrant farm workers—mostly Mexican— expedited federal visas.

During a heated debate over the proposed law in the state House, Republican Representative Douglas Bruce said that Colorado doesnt need “5,000 more illiterate peasants.” He also stirred controversy last week for dubbing the bill the "Illegal Alien Importation Act."

His outburst drew an audible gasp from the House.

"How dare you," said state Rep. Kathleen Curry, a Democrat who was serving as chairwoman during the debate. She told the Republican lawmaker he was no longer recognized to speak.

Bruce was immediately forced off the floor and one fellow lawmaker, Democrat Terrance Carroll, said the comments were “premeditated bigotry” and an insult to the entire state. The remark could result in a formal ethics complaint that would require a hearing and possible suspension, censure or expulsion.

Education time: Encarta Dictionary Peasant, Agricultural laborer. He in correct.

Thanks to hat tip Judicial Watch blog