Ex-CNN Host Soledad O’Brien Blasts Lawmaker Over Cesar Chavez Insult: ’You Seem Like a Terrible Person’
Former CNN anchor Soledad O’Brien took to Twitter Tuesday evening to rip Rep. Louie Gohmert.
“You seem like a terrible person,” the CX-CNNer wrote after Gohmert crowed about a proposal to officially designate labor activist Cesar Chavez’s birthday to “National Border Control Day.”
You seem like a terrible person. https://t.co/TVZ2Hb7q3S
— Soledad O'Brien (@soledadobrien) March 21, 2018
Today I filed a resolution that would declare Cesar Chavez's Birthday: "National Border Control Day." Read more about the resolution, here: https://t.co/JCXg0vbRRR
— Louie Gohmert (@replouiegohmert) March 20, 2018
Gohmert, a Texas congressman who is a reliably pro-Trump, is one of the more outspoken and colorful members of the House GOP caucus. He was one of just three House Republicans to call for the resignation of special counsel Robert Mueller last year and rejects the global scientific consensus on human-caused climate change.
“Cesar Chavez was best known for his passionate fight to gain better working environments for thousands of workers laboring in harsh conditions on farms for low wages. He also staunchly believed in sovereignty of the United States border,” said Gohmert in a statement on his website explaining the move.
“Therefore, it only seems appropriate to deem his birthday as, ‘National Border Control Day’ — seeing that Chavez spent his life addressing the harmful effects that illegal migration might have on this country and advocating for a legal immigration process.”
It’s not the first time, O’Brien has dropped the hammer on those who anger her on Twitter. Just weeks ago, she went after her own former network, blasting political columnist Chris Cillizza, saying a recent article from him was “why people hate the media”