Rep. Stephen Knight (R-CA), who was one of 75 House Republicans that voted for the “clean” Homeland Security funding bill that funded President Barack Obama’s executive amnesty, threatened an anti-amnesty protester over the weekend, warning him, “If you touch me again, I’ll drop your ass.”
The confrontation, which was caught on video and posted on YouTube, started after a demonstrator named Mike, while firmly gripping Knight’s hand, told him, “You told me you didn’t vote for amnesty and you did. I looked it up on the Internet. You lied to me.”
After Mike patted Knight on the shoulder, the freshman California Representative said, “Hey, if you touch me again, I’ll drop your ass. All right? Don’t, don’t touch me. Don’t, don’t touch me. Don’t touch me.”
“One more time, Mike,” he warned again.
Knight told the protesters who held up “Stop Illegal Immigration” signs that, “I never voted for amnesty.”
“The first version had the amnesty in it,” he said. “I voted to not allow the president to do that. I voted not.”
Knight then told the demonstrators that he needed 60 votes in the Senate, which Knight claimed “stripped out the amnesty” before a protester corrected him and said that the Senate bill that got sent to the House stripped out the “defunding of amnesty.”
When the House passed its initial bill to defund Obama’s executive amnesty earlier in the year, Knight voted in favor of that bill, as he correctly stated, while 10 Republicans voted against it. But after the Senate stripped the defunding language out of the bill and sent the “clean” funding bill that funded Obama’s executive amnesty to the House, Knight was one of 75 Republicans to vote in favor of the “clean” funding bill that House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) could only get passed with the support of all 182 House Democrats.
According to The Hill, the video was reportedly “posted online by We The People Rising, a group that is opposed to illegal immigration.”