While the House debated border security legislation, a Democrat lawmaker launched into a profanity-laced tirade on the House floor.
The moment happened during the early portions of the debate for House Bill 4, which would allow Texas to arrest people for illegally entering the state as well as remove them from the state for refusing to comply with an order to return to Mexico.
Caught on a live microphone, Walle said the motion was “f***ing bullsh**.”
What cowards we have on the other side of the aisle. They can’t even allow full and fair debate over their trash bills. They are silencing the voice of Texans across the state who chose US to represent them at the #TXLege. TEXAS CANNOT FORGET THIS DAY. pic.twitter.com/an8yTaSrPs
— Representative Ana-Maria Ramos (@Ramos4Texas) October 25, 2023
“I’ve been sitting there the whole g**da** time listening to y’all motherf***ers. None of y’all motherf***ers know this sh**. It pisses me off,” said Walle.
In another moment from the video, Walle points towards House Speaker Dade Phelan while saying “I’ve been a good f***ng soldier to him. To my own f***ng detriment.”
Walle currently serves on the House Appropriations Committee, where he chairs a subcommittee for a portion of the state’s biennial budget.
In a statement released following the release of the video, Walle said it was an “emotional issue,” telling news outlets he had “no regrets.”
Lawmakers passed HB 4 early Thursday morning in a party-line vote.