Sheila Jackson Lee - Controversies

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During a speech on the floor of the House of Representatives, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee stated that Republicans were refusing to raise the debt ceiling because President Obama is Black.rn rnFloor Speechrnyoutube_id_number=PRyqOg709fw rnrnAnd so I believe what we should do is to go forward with a package that is reasonable, that lifts the debt ceiling, as we did for everyone else. I would vote for a clean debt ceiling, lift it up, and then begin to, with great common sense, plan ...

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In February of 2010, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson-Lee spoke on the House floor about a pepsi commercial that aired during the super bowl and her belief that the commercial was offensive. Floor Speechyoutube_id_number=_cT98i9o7aU Commercialyoutube_id_number=eX7oYAygWOQ  ...

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In July of 2010, Sheila Jackson Lee spoke at an NAACP event and accused TEA Party members of being modern day members of the Klu Klux Klan. StatementsCongresswoman Jackson Lee said the following:All those who wore sheets a long time ago have now lifted them off and started wearing [applause], uh, clothing, uh, with a name, say, I am part of the tea party. Don’t you be fooled. [voices: "That's right.", applause] Those who used to wear sheets are now being able to wa ...

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2010-07-15

In a speech on the floor of the US House, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson-Lee spoke about the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and used the example of North and South Vietnam living side by side as an example of the peace that can be achieved by withdrawing our troops and allowing the people of Iraq and Afghanistan to work out a solution.North and South Vietnam existed during the Vietnam was, but when the US pulled out, the North took over the south and Vietnam has been one country since 1975.  ...

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maryOn August 12, 2009 a town hall event was held in Houston to discuss health care for the benefit of those in the 18th district.  At the first town hall, in the middle of a question, Representative Jackson Lee answered her cell phone and talk for several minutes while a question from the citizen continued. She then appeared on numerous news shows and stated that the call was related to congressional business. Townhall Video  youtube_id_number=-L3FnWNkIzU  ...

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At a town hall on August 12, 2009 a woman named Roxana Mayer identified herself as a Primary Care Physician and stated that while our system is the greatest in existence, it is poor in terms of preventative care.  She asked how the Democrat's plans would address this issue.  Representative Jackson Lee asked for a round of applause for the doctor and asked the doctor how long she has been practicing.  When the doctor responded four years, Representative Jackson Lee asked for anot ...

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When confronted by opponents of illegal immigration, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee asked the ethnic origins of the protestors and when one lady responded that she was of French and Spanish heritage, Congresswoman Jackson Lee stated that she therefore knew her opinions of people like her as an African American. The obvious implication was that the protestors were racists. Videoyoutube_id_number=mG9szRdno4o ...

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1996-10-00

In 1996, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee set up a phony interview and had people fake calls to ask staged questions as if there were concerned citizens asking questions. The event was set up as an interview, but was entirely scripted. Videoyoutube_id_number=TMSHhMZjS90 ...

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On the floor of the US House, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee spoke about her opinion that Rush Limbaugh should not be allowed to be a partial owner of a football team because of his political beliefs. Ironically, Congresswoman Jackson Lee stated that this was not a matter for congress while giving the speech.Later in the speech, Congresswoman Jackson Lee ironically remarked that Rush Limbaugh was to possibly be a judge in a Miss America event and stated that any woman giving a politically di ...

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After her speech at the Michael Jackson Memorial, people began to ask if the Congresswoman's trip was paid for using tax payer funds. A local new station asked the Congresswoman's office, but she replied that she was not required to answer the question. When asked in an interview, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee stated that it was paid for through funds available to her. InterviewThe interview with Sheila Jackson Lee is available here, and the pertinent discussion went as follows:& ...