Brian Nieves' Facebook Rant On States' Rights: Governor Is "B____ Slapping" Constitution

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State Senator Brian Nieves.
Missouri State Senator Brian Nieves, who received a lot of attention earlier this year for his bizarre leaked e-mails to a constituent, regularly vents about his liberal colleagues and online followers in an over-the-top manner. On his Facebook and Twitter accounts, he frequently writes commentary on Missouri politics -- with his characteristically wacky capitalizations and exclamation marks -- but one post over the weekend was so odd we couldn't ignore it.

And Nieves (or someone on his staff) apparently thought it was controversial enough to delete it soon after posting (*see update below). But fear not! Daily RFT has screenshots.

In this latest Facebook rant, the Republican lawmaker says Governor Jay Nixon is "b____ slapping" the Constitution and includes a repost of a photoshop job of Nixon as Batman...slapping Robin in the face.

See also:
- Missouri Legislature Passes Bills Blocking Federal Gun Control, Sharia Law, U.N.
- Brian Nieves' Senate Floor Outburst: "Are You Reporters Listening to This?" (VIDEO)
- Brian Nieves Writes Insane E-Mails to Constituent Who Doesn't Want His Newsletters

It appears Nieves posted another user's photo with his own added message about the Democratic governor's recent vetoes of three bills Nieves had backed. One bill was aimed at blocking Islamic religious law in Missouri, which, Nixon and other critics argued, was not in any way a threat (and the law banning it could have damaging unintended consequences, the governor said). The second proposal was an effort to ban the enforcement of a non-binding United Nations sustainable development pledge from 1992, which, the governor argued, was also not a threat to Missouri.

The third bill, a proposal that earned Missouri national attention, was an effort to criminalize the enforcement of federal gun laws through a law that would have directly violated the United States Constitution.

Below are screenshots of Nieves' now-deleted Facebook posts from the weekend, courtesy of @ssnich:

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The post was gone soon after it was posted, it appears. Nieves was specifically referencing Nixon's veto announcement on Friday regarding the bill to block federal gun laws, in which the governor emphasized that he has a track record of supporting the Second Amendment, but cannot support a bill that "seeks to resurrect the pre-Civil War concept of nullification would violate the Supremacy Clause."

Continue for more of Brian Nieves' Facebook commentary on the bills.



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puzzledpurfact
puzzledpurfact

Criminalize the publication of any information that identifies a gun owner or applicant by name by making this act a class A misdemeanor, which is punishable by up to a year in jail [was wrong not so small].  Ban the publication of "the name, address, or other identifying information of any individual who owns a firearm or who is an applicant for or holder of any license, certificate, permit, or endorsement which allows such individual to own, acquire, possess, or carry a firearm." This article would not be possible if Brian Nieves is a gun owner.

puzzledpurfact
puzzledpurfact

Think that gets me is the part about the constution and laws being assumptions I guess they are tring to see if feds slap back. I would assume laws are  what they say. Second problem in this bill press is not allowed to publish gun owners names and not specific about parameters meaning at all. first kill hunting, turkey shoots, your congressman and governor are gun owners and press could not publish their names. crimes committed by gun owners, even story about cooking if that person is a gun owner. Press will have to assume everyone owns a gun as if they publish they are liable. It is a class A misdemeanor not big penalty but as a reporter/paper Names would need to be withheld. I guess this would have save them from a story as they would surly use it if it gets them bad press.

Joe Harman
Joe Harman

Read the constitution, Swear to uphold it! Serve your country, help save numerous lives while in the service of your country and people.... When you've done those things come speak to me and tell me what you've done for your country and fellow citizens.

Clyde Rhoads
Clyde Rhoads

A simple, "we'll try to override this veto" would've been sufficient.

Denis Phillips
Denis Phillips

This really bothers me to read. Really, I don't have a horse in the race, but to read such juvenile language from our Senator is beyond disturbing. My belief is that a state Senator should not so easily become rattled. We look to our elected officials for guidance and proper behavior. Not an attitude better suited for a playground fight in middle school. I pray for our government to have peace of mind. Also to continue to prevail through such challenging times that our country and even more so the state level are fighting through .

Bart Cohn
Bart Cohn

The link provided in the article took me to the post on his page, it is still up. Not at all surprised by his comments, typical Nieves.

Joe Harman
Joe Harman

The laws passed by the state will trump the federal ones. The supremacy clause cannot be used. It is against the law to infringe on the 2nd amendment

cjharman
cjharman

I second the honorable Mr. Nieves! At least someone has the balls enough to call out those not doing the will of the people!

DM Dawson
DM Dawson

Glad someone is criticizing Nixon's Dbaggery publicly.

Kenneth Lee M
Kenneth Lee M

instead of grandstanding in front of cameras hoping to get votes for the next election

Kenneth Lee M
Kenneth Lee M

Mr Nieves "This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in pursuance thereof; and all treaties made, or which shall be made, under the authority of the United States, shall be the supreme law of the land; and the judges in every state shall be bound thereby, anything in the constitution or laws of any state to the contrary notwithstanding." Sir, you knew your bill to be illegal. Gov Nixon knew it to be illegal and did the correct LEGAL thing. Now how about you do some real work?

Courtney Cronin
Courtney Cronin

With word choice like "bitch slapping" I can't imagine why the GOP has trouble with women (or bitches.. whatever, slut).

jaco1175
jaco1175 topcommenter

Typical Missurah legislator, dumb fucking hillbilly.

jaco1175
jaco1175 topcommenter

@DM Dawson Shut the fuck up you inbred ass clown. Grow a fucking brain while your at it.

cjharman
cjharman

Big words there from behind a keyboard!

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