Rep. Jesus Rubalcava just threatened to punch a republican woman who is a colleague of his in the state senate, all because she sponsored legislation to extend the school voucher program in the state of Arizona.
“I wanted to punch her in the throat!” Rep. Jesus Rubalcava wrote on Facebook about state Sen. Debbie Lesko, whose legislation was signed into law last week by Gov. Doug Ducey.
Rubalcava, realizing his mistake, deleted the Facebook post, but it was too late. Several news organizations already captured screen shots of his disgusting threat. He also apologized on the senate floor, saying that his comment was entirely inappropriate, and citing his sad life story of being raised by a single mom.
On the other hand, “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,” Lesko said in a statement to the Arizona Republic. “I hope in the future that he debates issues based on their merit in a civil manner.”
The Daily Caller also reports:
ubalcava has since deleted the post, although screenshots of it were captured by local news organizations. He later apologized on the House floor for the comment, citing the fact that he was raised by a single mom, according to the Republic.
“And so, my comment, was definitely unprofessional, and it was unacceptable,” he said. “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.”