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"Speak English!" Diaz-Balart heckled at tea party rally



From BuzzFeed's report on the big tea party rally in Washington today:

...Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, a Florida Republican working on a House immigration bill, spoke briefly in Spanish and was heckled by one of the Tea Party protestors who yelled “learn English!”

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rogers holds a press conference across the street from the Tea Party rally with Hispanic faith leaders.
King had wanted the Tea Party show up, and show up they did. They were mad: at Boehner, at Congress, at the Senate’s ‘Gang of 8’, at the media, and especially at Florida Senator Marco Rubio.
“Throw them both out, Go home” said Jessica Hayes of Boehner and Rubio. Hayes had come to Washington from West Virginia to protest the Senate bill and throw her support behind King. “If I break the law I go to jail. We need to enforce the laws that are on the books, send the people that are here illegally home and don’t let them back in.”
Cheryl Griffin drove up from St. Lucie Florida, armed with a sign that said “Marco: Early advocate of Muslim Brotherhood takeover.” She had campaigned for Rubio in 2010, and wore two buttons: one with ‘Rubio 2010’ x-ed out, and another that pictured Rubio in a sombrero with devil horns.
“Today I would vote for Charlie Crist, at least I know who he is,” she said. “He used us. We did not send him here to do this. He’s here to say no and stop it.”...

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[Last modified: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 10:28pm]


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