– Black players have a representative in Congress who, it is fair to say, is a genuine ‘kook’; white players and team owners will apparently pander to anybody the left demands of them, out of, what?, fear?, belief that without their black fellow players the big checks won’t keep coming or their investments will suffer? Sports media will be unkind to them? Who knows?
– Sheila Jackson Lee, whom her black voters keep sending back to Congress to make historically stupid remarks (see a list below), did a “Kaepernick on the House floor.The NFL’s gotta be proud to be in Ms. Lee’s company.
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) took to the House floor Monday night to kneel in solidarity with NFL players who chose defy President Trump and protest police brutality. Jackson Lee said you “cannot deny” that Trump calling players who kneel a ‘son of a bitch’ is “racism.”
“I kneel in honor of them. I kneel in front of the flag and on this floor,” Jackson Lee declared.
“I kneel in honor of the First Amendment. I kneel because the flag is a symbol for freedom. I kneel because I’m going to stand against racism. I kneel because I will stand with those young men and I’ll stand with our soldiers. And I’ll stand with America, because I kneel.”
There! Is that clear? Sheila ‘kneels’ because she ‘stands’ or ‘stands’ because she ‘kneels’. Whatever. Of course the NFL players taking a knee during the anthem was to say, ~~ not my country . . .I am not part of that . . . I am out of that . . . that the nation is overall too reprehensible to stand for and not deserving of my respect~~ Congressman Lee “stands” with that.
Did she really say that?
From a collection of Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee’s (LEE? Is her family descendants of you-know-who?) great moments representing her constituency. (for more: http://www.dumbocratquotes.com/viewbyperson.php?personid=40)
Sheila Jackson Lee Quotes
Appearing on MSNBC, Representative Sheila Jackson Lee confused Wikipedia with Wikileaks.
“You know that I’m going to, first of all, denounce the utilization of this intrusion of Wikipedia, through the Russian intrusion. That’s what this is about.”
Sheila Jackson Lee, October 21, 2016 Once again attempting to rewrite history, Sheila Jackson Lee claimed Democrats never sought impeachment of President Bush (she and ten fellow Democrat Congressman co-sponsored Dennis Kucinich’s bill to impeach President Bush in 2008).
“A historical fact: President Bush pushed this nation into a war that had little to do with apprehending terrorists. We did not seek an impeachment of President Bush, because as an executive, he had his authority. President Obama has the authority.”
Speaking on the House Floor, rocket scientist Sheila Jackson Lee claimed the United States had operated under the Constitution since 1614.
“Maybe I should offer a good thanks to the distinguished members of the majority, the Republicans, my chairman and others, for giving us an opportunity to have a deliberative constitutional discussion that reinforces the sanctity of this nation and how well it is that we have lasted some 400 years, operating under a constitution that clearly defines what is constitutional and what is not.”
Sheila Jackson Lee, March 12, 2014
Speaking to fellow Democrats, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee seemed to think the goal of Democrats in Congress was to write Executive Orders for President Obama.
“I believe this caucus will put us on the right path and we’ll give President Obama a number of executive orders that he can sign with pride and strength.”
Sheila Jackson Lee, January 29, 2014
Speaking from the House Floor, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee suggested welfare be rebranded as a living fund.
“Maybe the word welfare should be changed to something of, ‘a transitional living fund.’ For that is what it is — for people to be able to live.”
Sheila Jackson Lee, January 8, 2014
As usual, Sheila Jackson Lee took to the House Floor and confused people, demanding unemployment insurance payments for the employed.
“Let us vote to provide for unemployment insurance for working men and women so that faces across America will not have the tear of desperation on their faces.”
Sheila Jackson Lee, December 12, 2013
As is normally the case, a very confused Sheila Jackson Lee took to the House floor and stated that the continuing resolution situation was martial law.
“We have martial law. What that means – and my colleagues know what it means – is that you can put a bill on in just minutes.”
Sheila Jackson Lee, October 7, 2013
Speaking from the House floor, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee implied the crazed woman who went on a car chase in Washington (in an expensive car) was poor and perhaps suffering due to the shutdown.
“And God knows the tragedy of this poor person that came on the Hill in a black car. No one knows what drive this person to do this, but what I would say to you is, let’s get our wheels back on, serve the American people, bring them back, vote for a bill today that will open the government.”
Sheila Jackson Lee, October 3, 2013
Speaking on the House floor, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee defended gang members committing crimes with guns.
“Don’t condemn the gangbangers, they’ve got guns that are trafficked, that are not enforced, that are straw purchased and they come into places even that have strong gun laws. Why? Because we don’t have sensible gun legislation.”
Sheila Jackson Lee, April 9, 2013
Speaking on the House floor, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee claimed she was once a slave.
“I stand here as a freed slave because this Congress came together.”
Sheila Jackson Lee, February 13, 2013
According to a lawsuit, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee demanded 18 hour days out of staffer Mona Floyd, refused to accommodate her visual disability, and made critical remarks about her when speaking to other employees.
“I don’t give a damn about her disability.”
Sheila Jackson Lee, August 6, 2010
Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee had an interesting view on the Vietnam War, and on how two separate Vietnams apparently still exist in peace.
“And I want to say to my colleagues that I stand here asking us to do what we did not do in Vietnam. Was to recognize the valiant and outstanding service of our men and women. And to understand that victory had been achieved. Today we have two Vietnams, side by side, North and South, exchanging and working. We may not agree with all North Vietnam is doing, but they are living in peace. I would look for better human rights record for North Vietnam, but they’re living side by side. Because that was a civil war. And because the leadership of this nation did not listen to the mothers and fathers who borned the burden of 58,000 dead and did not declare victory, the mounting death, the violence continued going up and up. Rather than understanding the political nature of the war in Vietnam, we did not listen to those families.”
Sheila Jackson Lee, July 15, 2010
After ordering her driver to literally park at the front door of the US Treasury against Secret Service orders, and then demanding her driver to not pull over for pursuing Secret Service officers, her driver finally pulled over against her wishes. She then confronted the Secret Service officials.
“I’m Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee! Who do you think you are?”
Sheila Jackson Lee, 2008
Former Capitol office executive assistant and events scheduler Rhiannon Burruss claimed Sheila Jackson Lee was outraged when she found out someone was given a chauffeur to a Selma march anniversary, while she wasn’t given one.
“You don’t understand. I am a queen, and I demand to be treated like a queen.”
Sheila Jackson Lee, March 1998