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Mon Jun 6, 2016, 01:00 PM Jun 2016

Dem Rep. In Letter To Trump: ‘Take Your Border Wall And Shove It Up Your Ass’ [View all]

WASHINGTON - U.S. Rep. Filemon Vela took a poison pen to the Republican presumptive presidential nominee, Donald Trump, in an open letter Monday morning.

"Mr. Trump, you’re a racist and you can take your border wall and shove it up your ass," the Brownsville Democrat wrote in a lengthy missive to the real estate magnate.


"While you would build more and bigger walls on the U.S.-Mexico border, I would tear the existing wall to pieces," Vela wrote. "Why any modern-thinking person would ever believe that building a wall along the border of a neighboring country, which is both our ally and one of our largest trading partners, is frankly astounding and asinine."

"Before you dismiss me as just another 'Mexican,' let me point out that my great-great-grandfather came to this country in 1857, well before your own grandfather," he continued. “His grandchildren (my grandfather and his brothers) all served our country in World War I and World War II. His great-grandson, my father, served in the U.S. Army and, coincidentally, was one of the first 'Mexican' federal judges ever appointed to the federal bench."

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Perfect takedown! tonyt53 Jun 2016 #1
Yeah, baby! roamer65 Jun 2016 #2
I wish I could vote this Congressman Filemon. Agnosticsherbet Jun 2016 #3
Why should the wealthiest, greatest country on earth even have a border anyway StarTrombone Jun 2016 #4
is this satire or a serious post ? nt Angel Martin Jun 2016 #6
That's just...weird. Hekate Jun 2016 #9
Was John weird? StarTrombone Jun 2016 #12
That's a Sunday school prayer, not real life international relations. Have you noticed Putin... Hekate Jun 2016 #16
So, Trump for President it is then StarTrombone Jun 2016 #19
Sez the guy who got here day before yesterday to a member since 2002 Hekate Jun 2016 #20
!!! zappaman Jun 2016 #23
Members from 2002 don't necessarily need to exude logic, either. phazed0 Jun 2016 #26
"exhume logic"? The more I try to parse that the funnier it seems. Are the two of you.... Hekate Jun 2016 #28
So are you going to discus the issue at hand or phazed0 Jun 2016 #30
She's "evolved". She voted FOR borders and walls before she voted.. oh wait 2banon Jun 2016 #35
Notice the crickets.. nt phazed0 Jun 2016 #40
Lennon himself said that the key word was "imagine" nxylas Jun 2016 #46
Yes warrprayer Jun 2016 #27
Don the Con would have to remove his head first. n/t TonyPDX Jun 2016 #5
Finally! Catkin Jun 2016 #7
Well said, Representative Vela. 3catwoman3 Jun 2016 #8
This is how you deal with malaise Jun 2016 #10
Donald Trump's $20 billion wall can be beat with $20 worth of rope and a grappling hook. tclambert Jun 2016 #11
Don't worry- that's a good thing for them elljay Jun 2016 #14
The irony is that the construction companies will hire the Mexicans Ilsa Jun 2016 #33
so if this wall will be so easy to defeat, Angel Martin Jun 2016 #32
Because it's a stupid & unAmerican plan. Please show links to comments by those you mentioned Hekate Jun 2016 #37
those opposed to the wall include Angel Martin Jun 2016 #38
K&R Solly Mack Jun 2016 #13
This Can be a New Country Song Penn Voter Jun 2016 #15
Thanks for the yuk! King_Klonopin Jun 2016 #44
It could have been worse. He could have said "wrinkled old (Biblical word meaning donkey)" yellowcanine Jun 2016 #17
"Border Wall up the Ass" would be a great name for a punk rock band. yellowcanine Jun 2016 #18
This message was self-deleted by its author ohheckyeah Jun 2016 #21
..... ohheckyeah Jun 2016 #22
"A request for comment from the Trump campaign was not immediately returned Monday." ailsagirl Jun 2016 #24
Too bad Filemon Vela didn't take the time to write two letters... phazed0 Jun 2016 #25
He's on Chris Hayes Now n/t malaise Jun 2016 #29
The best way to address Repubics The Wizard Jun 2016 #31
I APPROVE OF THIS MESSAGE Skittles Jun 2016 #34
K&R nt ProudProgressiveNow Jun 2016 #36
K & R lonestarnot Jun 2016 #39
Sideways! Zambero Jun 2016 #41
Excellent gopiscrap Jun 2016 #42
Well that's going to leave a mark! KelleyKramer Jun 2016 #43
Responses on my facebook Feeling the Bern Jun 2016 #45
+1 Tarc Jun 2016 #47
Can we clone him? 47of74 Jun 2016 #48
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