>> A Texas state Republican on Tuesday accused of threatening to shoot a Democratic colleague in the head. The drama unfolding after protestors filled the State House in Austin, Monday rallying against Texas's SB four bill, signed into law earlier this month by Texas Governor Greg Abbott, that bans sanctuary cities and allows police to enforce federal immigration laws.
As the crowd grew louder, Republican representative Matt Rinaldi says he called ICE, US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, to quell protesters, claiming some had signs that read, I am illegal and here to stay.>> He saw the crowd and he saw illegals. In his heart he has hate for those people and he wants to see them gone.
>> That set off pushing and shoving among law makers on the floor during which, Democrats say, Rinaldi threatened to quote, put a bullet in the head of Democrats Poncho Nevarez. In a statement posted on Facebook, representative Rinaldi admitted he did make the threat, but says only after Nevarez threatened his life.
>> It's a scary time in Texas, and we gotta make sure that we hold politicians accountable who say these hateful things.>> Nevarez later taking to Twitter to dispute Rinaldi's claim, calling him a liar and hateful man. No charges were filed against any of the lawmakers.