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Racist Anti-Gay GOP Congressman Jason Lewis Attacks the Americans with Disabilities Act

Congressman Jason Lewis (R-MN) who was once under fire for comments he made in 2015 when he was a radio talk show host, in which he whined that Indiana’s religious freedom law “doesn’t go far in enough in allowing discrimination,” against LGBT people. Is now in got water again for attacking the Americans with Disabilities Act, actually suggesting it is responsible for an increase in workplace shootings. (Which is false.).

Via Raw Story:

“Because of the ADA, we have eviscerated the notion of fair play and in the process in these workplace shootings, I have the temerity today, the audacity, to suggest that that is partly responsible for these workplace shootings. In every single instance, the person had a history of mental, mental illness, something set them off and they go bonkers and kill people. So why did we not screen those people out?”

Lewis has also repeatedly demeaned recipients of welfare and government assistance, calling them ‘parasites’  and said the black community had ‘traded one plantation for another,’”.

He a called “part of the 1964 Civil Rights Act that applied to private businesses ‘unconstitutional’ as well as calling the Americans with Disabilities Act ‘one of the worst’ laws.”

House Speaker Paul Ryan says he has no intention of calling on Lewis to apologize for his comments. 

 

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