Texas Dem: Trump has ‘turned a blind eye racism’

Rep. Filemon Vela (D-Texas) Thursday tore into President-elect Donald Trump Thursday in a series of tweets explaining his decision to boycott the president-elect’s inauguration.

Vela blasted the Trump for not having any Hispanic representation in his Cabinet and for turning a “blind eye to overt racism.”

“I had hoped that this Friday’s Inauguration would be a moment of healing and outreach…but yesterday, two days before the Inauguration, two things occurred that leave me no choice but to boycott the event,” Vela tweeted.

Vela said that his decision to skip the ceremony was influenced by a lack of Hispanic Cabinet officials and an incident in which he says people in Washington for the inauguration used racial epithets to refer to students from his congressional district.

“While in DC, 40 migrant students from [Texas’s 34th District] were subjected to comments of ‘beaners,’ ‘burritos,’ and ‘wetbacks’ from Inauguration attendees,” Vela tweeted.

Vela continued, saying Trump then announced his final Cabinet selection which led to “no Hispanic representation in the cabinet for the 1st time in 36 years.”

“Mr. Trump’s repeated acts of disrespect for the 33 million Americans of Hispanic descent are historic in modern times,” he tweeted.

“The hope that his actions as President would not match his political rhetoric is becoming more and more of a distant dream.”

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source: http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/315093-texas-dem-trump-has-turned-a-bling-eye-to-overt-racism

73 COMMENTS

  1. YES, your demoCRAP dreams have been shattered and just in time to save our country, you demoCRAPS have EARNED the disdain of REAL AMERICANS, so go suck on your pacifiers and STFU, YOU LOST hahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!

    • AMEN GOD BLESS MR TRUMP AND FAMILY FOR ALLOWING US TO HAVE IN OUR HOUSE A PERSON WHO REALLY CARS ABUT OUR COUNTRY

      TRUMP ALL THE WAY

  2. This guy is an idiot polititions grandstanding for some reason. Who ever advises the idiot is placing bets on the wrong frigging horse.

  3. Him and the rest of the bleeding ‘Racist’, and they are the racists, Liberals that boycotted the Inauguration WILL regret it in 2018.

    • I hope Trump made a list and checks it twice to see who was not nice. Then, drop a big one on each and every one of them.

  4. This is why Trump won the election, he refuses to be pushed around trying to fill everybody else s agenda.It’s his cabinet let him appoint his team not yours.Now stop your damn crying and do your job. Thank You.

    • See Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ) as another prime example of your comment.
      He even once told people to Boycott his home state of Arizona for the way their government was treating Illegal Aliens. Usually Congressmen are Pleading for people to spend money in their states…

  5. Why don’t you people (Conservative Newsroom) proofread? The headline says: “turned a blind eye racism,” a phrase which has no meaning. IT’S THE HEADLINE, for heaven’s sake.

  6. “Vela continued, saying Trump then announced his final Cabinet selection which led to “no Hispanic representation in the cabinet for the 1st time in 36 years.”’?
    And when a Republican President decides to have “Hispanic representation” in his cabinet. the Democrats excoriate him anyway. See Alberto Gonzales for proof…
    And the ““While in DC, 40 migrant students from [Texas’s 34th District] were subjected to comments of ‘beaners,’ ‘burritos,’ and ‘wetbacks’ from Inauguration attendees,” Vela tweeted.”? Where’s the proof? Or is this just as credible as Congressman John Lewis (D-GA) claiming that he was spit upon by Tea Party protestors while walking to the Capitol to vote on a Obamcare bill?

  7. Is this “term” the only one the SCUMOCRATS can use? I believe it has been worn out…try something different to say, (your “buddy” oscumbag is now GONE)
    Time to run and hide to your “safe spaces”, break out the crayons and coloring books, hot cocoa, play dough, cuddly pets, and go hide you “poor little snowflakes”.

  8. I was once asked, in München (Munich), West Germany, “What” I was. I responded, “Armenischer, Englander, Franklander, Hollander und Scotlander”, to which my questioner, breaking into a big smile said, “Ach! Amerikaner!”. It’s a lesson I’ve never forgotten and one this idiot Texas politician and everyone like him, should both learn and take to heart.

  9. No! He’s just remembering that white people are discriminated against now!!! We don’t have a white lives matter organization or a NAACP for white people or a special month set aside for white people!!!

  10. I would expect he is picking the right person and not trying to establish a quota system for his appointee’s. If this upsets some people, so be it. He shouldn’t be picking on the basis of race, religion, sex, or anything other than the qualification of being the right person for the position.

  11. Don’t worry too much about these so called Democrats they have been Racist going back to the 1700s when they owned their own slaves and sold them to other slave owners.when the ships came in with the black slaves on them the ships were from England,France,and the Dutch that bought them from Africa which there own Tribesman sold to them to take them to other countries.So one of the ships headed to South America which was then called the Confederate States Of America and the states were run by Democrats that waited for the ships to come in with the slaves on board and all of the rich Democrats were there to buy them to use them for what ever they need them for and it was mostly for working there farms.And the Democrats treated them like they were garbage and wiped them if they didnt do what they told them to do then came along President Lincoln and told them to free the slaves and the answer was NO that is when the Civil War started against the North and the South and the North won and freed all Black slaves.And till this day they are still the Racist of the Black people and i just dont understand why the Black people vote for the same people that once owned them maybe some day they will finnely wake up and see the light that they are still using the Blacks has there slaves by lying to them right into they faces.Come 2018 the people will rise again like they did in 2016 and the Democrats will lose many of seats in the Senate when they see what the Democrats are doing to stop Trump and not to give him the votes he needs to help the American people get what they wanted.Then they will Kiss there behinds good bye.

  12. quite possibly one of the 69 losers who didnt show up at trumps inauguration this past friday….they need to be thrown out and THE SOONER THE BETTER!

    • We had that same problem here in Wisconsin a few years ago. The entire democrat caucus decided to leave the state and spent some time across the “border” in Illinois for some stupid made up reasons that made no sense. It was suppose to be so that the legislature wouldn’t be able to have a vote on some things. As it turned out the next election cycle a number of them lost their jobs. That is the tool to use with these morons. Delete them off the government teat and watch them cry a river then.

  13. Not everything is about racism like the DemocRATs would have the rest of the country believe. As a matter of fact DemocRATs are the party of racism and has been since the civil war. All the racially laws were pushed through by the DemocRATs from Jim Crow to pole taxes.

  14. First off if you did not attend how would you know what happened. Second how could you know what would happen before it happened. Third there are many other appointments to government positions to come. I am sure if they were fully qualified to be in his cabinet they would be there. Trump does not discriminate against capable people. However he does demand that his key people be very capable. He does not hire people because of the color of their skin. He hires people because they are good at what they do. There has been only one President in the past 25 years that has had an adverse effect on race relations in this country and he just left office.

  15. Hopefully Trump will find out that Vela is here illegally and will deport him yesterday! He didn’t attend because he is just as big an a-whole as John Lewis and Lee, and Waters, and Rangel, and, and, and!

  16. The ones pushing racism appears to be main stream media and propaganda laddened web sites and those pushing diversity making the race, religion and gender issues and trying to keep the kettle burning by pushing fake news pushing for cleavages between diverse groups that those for diversity categorized. . The inaugural parade certainly did not show racism. This more of the trash the Dems are putting out because they have lost their control. How anyone can even state such a thing is incomprehensible. Trumps wants all people of all races, genders, religions to come together in unity for one great nation THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

  17. No matter what the personal opinions and beliefs are of an elected official, that elected official represents his/her constituents and should represent them. Politicians, supposedly, are elected to do the will of WE THE PEOPLE. However, once in office the concerns and desires those who put them in office is all too often ignored. Veta was not representing his constituents , but the establishment, elites and the shadow government that more and more people are becoming aware of. He is not upholding his oath of office. I personally do not care what an elected officials personal beliefs are. I care that these politicians represent the majority beliefs and wants of those who put him/her in office.

  18. Just one more swamp person trying to increase his hat size. Racism is a matter of what is in a persons heart. This idiot is racist just by accusing Trump and others of being racist. Trump chose the best people for the job to enhance America for all regardless of race. Vela needs to think of what is best for America instead of promoting himself.

  19. This political hack is part of the problem in Washington, DC. He is part of that swamp that needs to be drained. He is a hypocrite just as the others who boycotted.

  20. funny how the only ones promoting and exuding racism from every pore in their scabby soulless evil bodys are the democrats and liberals.yet they continue to blame others.wetbacks and n-gg-rs need to be elliminated at once.

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  21. From a TEXAN no one cares that you weren’t at the TRUMP BASH. These people are parasites as the TAX DOLLARS they have stolen from the American Tax Payers is ridiculous and the amount of the Property Taxes to pay for New Schools and Bilingual Teachers is going through the roofs. It’s time to get over feeling bad for people who are just STEALING from the American People and for as generous the people are it’s time to end the BS.

    • The worse part —- the US taxpayer funding more bridges to handle the traffic from mexico —- COMING IN EVERY MORNING TO TAKE THEIR KIDS TO OUR SCHOOLS….

  22. After the most racist President and even worse Sec’t of Justice, Trump seems pretty neutral. What he means is Trump isn’t racist in the way he likes.

  23. There are a lot of problems with Trumps Cabinet over and above the lack of Hispanics. The African Americans in his cabinet are “Uncle Tom’s”, no Lesbians, no Transgenders, no Homeless People, shortage of Women, no one from BLM, no Democrats, no Drug Dealers, no Illegal Immigrants and the list goes on.

    What an awful group of choices, he selected by the Content of their Character and not the Color of their Skin. Maybe it didn’t matter who Obama put in his Cabinet since he is always the “smartest person in the room” where Trump is trying to “fill the room with the smartest people”.

  24. I’m Hispanic and I Love Trump.
    He is going to be the greatest President of all time, and he is going to be the President of ALL Americans!
    But, most of all, he is a magnificent uniter of all the people of America!!
    There is no such thing as a hyphenated American anymore, only American!!

  25. As a non-white female married to an immigrant who has been a citizen for the past 17 years, I find the arguments by people like Rep Vela to be so fake. Trump is suppose to nominate candidates for his cabinet just based on their race, sex, or ethnicity, not based on their skill set and what they can bring to the position? That just sounds dumb to me. That’s the problem with the left, they focus on too many of those kinds of superficial qualities, rather than on substance. Let’s elect Hillary just because she’s a female. Let’s elect Obama because he’s black. Obama had some Hispanics in his cabinet, but I don’t recall them doing a thing for Hispanics. And, look at what Obama did for blacks. Not much. Hillary should have been indicted, but let’s overlook that because she is female. It’s time we move beyond identity politics, and begin to focus on getting people in these positions who will actually be able to do a good job. The fact that Rep Vela failed to appear at the inauguration, which should have been a required duty for his position, tells me that he is not qualified to continue in that role, so I hope he is voted out next election.

    • I agree Ginger,that’s what was wrong with our country there were to many bureaucrats holding jobs that they were not qualified for.Only party hacks.

  26. No quiero oír esta mierda. ¡No más excusas! = I don’t want to hear this sh1T. No more EXCUSES!!! >>> As usual, the DemoRATS have to perpetuate a narrative of discrimination and/or victimhood!!

  27. I wouldn’t believe this. Their is nothing racist about wanting to enforce our laws.Unlike the traitor obummer. He hasn’t even been in office for 2 days. Give the guy a break and some time before you make statements.

  28. Just like the racist liberal left to point a finger and yell racism because they don’t et their way. It is Trumps choice to choose the people he thinks are best qualified to do the job, regardless of their Race, color of their skin or their sex. It would be racist on Trumps part to choose someone to balance idiots like this one’s agenda instead of chooseing who he thinks is best for the job

  29. He bitched about this on thursday, saying that 2 days before students were called name by people at the inauguratio . What people were there 3 days before the event? DC people if anyone. Any proof, sir? Cameras everywhere. I think youre a bullshitter.

  30. If representation is the issue, should the representation be legal or illegal? Is it made to present a contrast of being, a similarity of belief, a principle of inclusiveness based on the humanity of humanity? What is the point of it when the purpose of government administration is to secure the blessings of life and liberty for the citizens of the United States, a purpose which, frequently (NOT ALWAYS) is violated by minorities whose belief systems are, significantly, different from and/or opposed to the legal system of the U.S.?
    If we recognize the ability to be illegal, we condone the illegal means by which a goal is attained, at unacceptable cost to our citizenry. Forcing minorities to obey the law, just as White, ethnic-European Protestants (considered to be an American majority) are required to do, is the substance of “equal justice.”
    It provides for accountability.

  31. I wish I could have watched it, but the boss had me scheduled that day. Anyone know of a full unedited recording might be found? I’m not even going to acknowledge his statement other that to say that it is totally preposterous.

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