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Texas Congressman Tells Trump to Shove the Border Wall up His Ass

Rep. Filemon Vela Jr. of South Texas

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Well! South Texas congressman Filemon Vela Jr. has certainly figured out one very direct way to respond to Donald Trump’s constant nationalist-racist attacks against Mexican Americans and Latinos.* From the Texas Tribune:

“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.

And there was more hot fire to be had:

“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 wrote. “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.”

It looks like Vela has a background as a civil rights lawyer as well as … yes, it says here that he has a Ph.D. in DGAF studies from the University of Not Messing Around. Filemon Vela Jr., people!

Via Talking Points Memo

*Correction, June 6, 2016: This post originally misspelled Filemon Vela Jr.’s first name.