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To make a statement as graphic as that, it needs to be visualized in the mind's eye and well thought out, and Jesus Rubalcava, whose first name is a spoof on the Prince of Peace, made that statement on social media. We will not run into him at a Mensa meeting.
Rubalcava went ballistic on Facebook when Republican Senator Debbie Lesko celebrated after her school choice bill got passed, according to AZ Central. What upset him was that she celebrated her accomplishment and was "prancing around."
On Thursday, Senate Bill 1431 passed both chambers of the Arizona state legislature and was awaiting Gov. Doug Ducey's signature. That's when Rubalcava (his friend calls him: "Russian Money Cave") went on Facebook. "I wanted to punch her in the throat," he wrote about Lesko, in his reply to a Facebook friend who said that the senator was celebrating the bill she passed and that made her feel "slightly enraging."
The comment went public and Twitter user whose handle is Populo Iratus shared the comment by Rubalcava.
When Lesko later learned about Rubalcava's comment she said: "The more time I've had to think of this Rubalcava comment, it is kind of disturbing. I don't know if the guy has violent tendencies, or what . . . The more I think about it, it is rather disturbing that someone would comment like that."
Lesko also released a statement in the newspaper on Thursday that read: "As a survivor of domestic violence from a previous marriage, Representative Rubalcava's Facebook post saying 'I wanted to punch her in the throat' was very disturbing and totally inappropriate especially since he is an elementary school teacher and legislator. I hope in the future that he debates issues based on their merit in a civil manner."
Don't hold your breath, Debbie. The guy's a liberal raised by a single mother, which he somehow used to explain that because of his one-parent household, he doesn't tolerate violence . . . he just talks about it in public.
They say never to trust a politician who begins a sentence with the word 'And' or 'So.'
Rubalcava told his colleagues, "And so, my comment was definitely unprofessional, and it was unacceptable. And I want this body to know that I have apologized to Sen. Debbie Lesko for my comment, and I sincerely apologize. I want this body to know."
Because he got caught.
He issued a similar apology on Twitter: "I was raised in a household where violence was not tolerated; especially against women. I apologize to @DebbieLesko for my FB post."
The violent Democrat is now facing calls for his resignation, but that's typical of Twitter where tolerance is too many characters to take seriously. However, another Republican in the Senate who identifies as being female, Maria Syms, issued a statement calling Rubalcava unfit for public office.
Rep. Anthony Kern, also a Republican, said there's zero tolerance for violence agains women and the Democratic Party should sanction him. [But they actually applauded him when he apologized to them.]
Arizona Republican Party spokeswoman, Torunn Sinclair, said Rubalcava is unfit for office because his words "reflect his character and severe lack of judgment."
"His apology got one thing right--his actions are unacceptable," Sinclair wrote, adding that "in most jobs" his actions would result in termination," adding that he "should take greater responsibility for his actions. He should resign."
Liberals never resign--they just say "I'm sorry, Mommy", and do it again.