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Rep. Nancy Mace (R-S.C.) exposed a transsexual activist's apparent hypocrisy during a House hearing Tuesday concerning "anti-democratic extremist groups and the ongoing threat to democracy."
Rules for thee, but not for me
The House Oversight and Reform Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties held its final hearing on the topic of "Confronting Violent White Supremacy" on Dec. 13, seeking to detail "the consequences of inaction by contextualizing the proliferation of white nationalism and political violence."
Republicans were permitted to invite one witness. Democrats invited five to speak.
Among the Democrats' witnesses was transsexual civil rights attorney and Harvard Law School clinical instructor Alejandra Caraballo.
Caraballo testified that there was a linkage between alleged "extreme threats against the LGBTQ community" and white supremacy, referencing the November Club Q shooting in Colorado Springs but omitting that it was allegedly perpetrated by a member of the LGBTQ community.
Caraballo suggested that efforts to shut down all-ages drag shows similarly had something to do with white supremacy and once again intimated a possible connection between anti-LGBT elements and the recent attack on power substations in North Carolina.
After Caraballo rattled off a number of grievances about the alleged extremist rhetoric endangering safety and democracy in America, subcommittee member Rep. Nancy Mace noted, "Threats to our democracy come from those who seek to undermine our Constitution and our three branches of government."
Mace added, "We've got to take a stand to support the Constitution and the rule of law against those who debase our society with violence or harassment of government officials carrying out their constitutional duties."
The congresswoman then posed a series of yes-or-no questions to the panelists, including "Is rhetoric on social media a problem and a threat to our democracy?" and "Do you believe that rhetoric targeting officials with violence for carrying out their constitutional duties is a threat to democracy?"
Caraballo and the other panelists unanimously answered in the affirmative. Mace did not, however, appear to buy the transsexual extremist's answer.
Mace noted that only a few weeks after the attempted attack on a Supreme Court justice on June 25, Caraballo wrote in a now-deleted tweet, "The 6 justices who overturned Roe should never know peace again."
Caraballo's tweet went onto say, "It is our civic duty to accost them every time they are in public. They are pariahs. Since women don’t have their rights, these justices should never have a peaceful moment in public again."
After exposing Caraballo's apparent hypocrisy, Mace went farther, highlighting a tweet the transsexual extremist posted late last month, which said, "It's so clear that Justice Alito is corrupt and SCOTUS as an institution is compromised. This is not a legitimate court issuing decisions. It's an organ of the far right that solely follows outcome determinative logic rather than any reasoned jurisprudence."
\u201cIt's so clear that Justice Alito is corrupt and SCOTUS as an institution is compromised. This is not a legitimate court issuing decisions. It's an organ of the far right that solely follows outcome determinative logic rather than any reasoned jurisprudence.\u201d— Alejandra Caraballo (@Alejandra Caraballo) 1668867988
Caraballo — who has called the Supreme Court "christofascist" and has routinely intimated on Twitter that riots are in order if gay activists don't get their way in the courts — was evasive when subsequently asked whether this particular instance of extremist rhetoric posed a threat to democracy.
The transsexual extremist claimed instead that these tweets had been provided without proper context.
\u201cIf you step into my kitchen you better be able to handle the heat \ud83d\udd25\u201d— Rep. Nancy Mace (@Rep. Nancy Mace) 1670965684
Former Georgetown professor Asra Nomani, the only witness the Democrats did not invite to speak, observed the interaction firsthand.
Nomani later wrote, "I sat next to this supposedly bad-ass keyboard #WokeArmy warrior Alejandra Caraballo @esqueer_ and I watched all of the fake keyboard courage just melt to mush when @RepNancyMace confronted Carabollo on the violent bravado. See what cowardice looks like."
\u201cI sat next to this supposedly bad-ass keyboard #WokeArmy warrior Alejandra Caraballo @esqueer_ and I watched all of the fake keyboard courage just melt to mush when @RepNancyMace confronted Carabollo on the violent bravado. See what cowardice looks like.\u201d— Asra Nomani - Living in "somebody else's country" (@Asra Nomani - Living in "somebody else's country") 1670982715
Mace indicated that her interest in virtual violent rhetoric across the political spectrum is not just a matter for professional and legal concern, but that it is also personal.
The congresswoman detailed how she had been "accosted" by a constituent in Washington on Jan. 5 — a traumatizing encounter Mace attributed to extremist rhetoric online.
"I carry a gun everywhere I go when I am in my district and I'm at home, because I know personally that rhetoric has consequences," said Mace.
She concluded by emphasizing "that we have to call out the threats to our democracy emanating from where they come, whether it's the right or the left."
The whole hearing can be seen here:
The Evolution of Anti-Democratic Extremist Groups and the Ongoing Threat to Democracyyoutu.be
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Joseph MacKinnon is a staff writer for Blaze News.