Jack E. Kemp
The Breitbart website reports the following about the State of the Union speech:
I hope Ted Nugent makes a citizens arrest of Gabino Sanchez.
As long as this speech will be delivered in the U.S. House Chamber, did you readers know that some terrorists shot U.S. Representatives on the floor of the House as they debated an immigration bill in 1954 - and they were later pardoned by Jimmy Carter? It's a piece of forgotten history that needs to be resurrected to give us perspective on the Democrats and anarchy.
The United States Capitol shooting incident of 1954 was an attack on March 1, 1954 by four Puerto Rican nationalists; they shot 30 rounds from semi-automatic pistols from the Ladies' Gallery (a balcony for visitors) of the House of Representatives chamber in the United States Capitol. They wanted to highlight the struggle for independence from US rule.
The Nationalists: Lolita Lebrón(d), Rafael Cancel Miranda, Andres Figueroa Cordero, and Irving Flores Rodríguez(d), unfurled a Puerto Rican flag and began shooting at the 240 Representatives of the 83rd Congress, who were debating an immigration bill. Five Representatives were wounded, one seriously, but all recovered. The Nationalists were arrested, tried and convicted in federal court, and given long sentences, effectively life imprisonment. In 1978 and 1979, they were pardoned by President Jimmy Carter; all four returned to Puerto Rico.
Two of these terrorists have died. Frankly, I'm surprised that Congressman Gutierrez didn't invite the two remaining ones to attend the SOTU speech this Tuesday night. Well, they probably would have declined anyway.
By the way, there is a library in Chicago named in "honor" of one of the would-be assassins, Andres Figueroa Cordero. I kid you not.
Dedicated in 1979 by the Puerto Rican national poet and revolutionary leader Juan Antonio Corretjer, the Andrés Figueroa Cordero Library has become a source for many Chicago-area students researching the Puerto Rican reality.
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Yes, what an inspiration to our young people, particularly in the city of Chicago with its record on non-violence.