A Hispanic House Democrat representing a Texas district went after Donald Trump for his attack on a Federal Judge. Just imagine the reaction had a Republican congressman said the same to Hillary Clinton. There would be widespread condemnation and the Republican would have to apologize. Dems can use any language they want and there is zero repercussion.
Rep. Filemon Vela (D-Texas) didn't mince words in a lengthy open letter to the presumptive GOP nominee on Monday.
"Mr. Trump, you’re a racist and you can take your border wall and shove it up your ass," Vela wrote. Vela began the letter noting that he agrees with Trump that Mexico should do more to deter violence from drug cartels and that felons in the U.S. illegally should be deported. But he then moved to excoriate the real estate mogul over his rhetoric about Hispanics, including Trump's assertion that an American-born federal judge of Mexican descent wouldn't be impartial in a lawsuit against Trump University.
"[Y]our ignorant anti-immigrant opinions, your border wall rhetoric, and your recent bigoted attack on an American jurist are just plain despicable," Vela wrote.
"Your position with respect to the millions of undocumented Mexican workers who now live in this country is hateful, dehumanizing, and frankly shameful."