Sticks and stones can break my bones, but words can too, says Sheila Jackson Lee


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On November 8, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Sticks and Stones) was elected to her fifteenth term in the House of Representatives with nearly 71% of the vote. That means, come Jan. 2025, she will have served no less than thirty years in the House. Clearly, her constituents have immense confidence in her, and no wonder. During her long and illustrious career in the House, Jackson Lee has always been a champion of the far-left’s craziest ideas, but on Friday she broke new ground. The respected congresswoman took the left’s claim that dissent from her agenda amounts to violence and rolled it into utter absurdity.

It all happened on (where else?) MSNBC. The hijinks started when Al Sharpton told Jackson Lee: “I remember what you said about these other members of Congress who had used threats and all kinds of vile and really dangerous accusations against other members of Congress. I also don’t recall Kevin McCarthy suing them. He not only didn’t try to take them off; I don’t even remember him reporting them. He did?”

Yes, Al Sharpton, who hawked the Tawana Brawley hoax for years, falsely accusing an innocent man of rape, is now criticizing the “vile and dangerous allegations” that conservative members of Congress allegedly made that Kevin McCarthy allegedly failed to denounce. .

However, instead of saying something about people who live in greenhouses being reckless when throwing rocks, Jackson Lee zeroed in on a different kid’s adage, taking issue with the old adage that “sticks and stones can break my bones, but names won’t.” Don’t ever hurt me. Jackson Lee complained that while McCarthy “tried to defend them publicly, he alleges that he quietly spoke to them in private. But that did nothing to the potential threat. And let me just say this, Reverend Sharpton, it’s well documented that words today can break your bones.”

We live in such an absurd age that “Reverend Sharpton” didn’t laugh at that moment. He didn’t ask Jackson Lee where all the victims are. Where are the hospitals full of people who suffered serious injuries because they were called “communists”, “hairdressers” or “Biden supporters”? Sharpton also didn’t ask Jackson Lee if the harrowing words were solely in the possession of patriots, so leftists don’t have access to them. Has no one broken their bones being called an “insurrectionary,” an “election denier,” or a “white supremacist extremist”?

Jackson Lee tried to ground his claim a bit by referring to a February 2016 incident in which Donald Trump jokingly told his supporters to rough up leftist protesters at one of his campaign rallies. Jackson Lee said, “Words have spawned violence.”

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