Nebraska’s longest-serving state senator recently came under fire for an anti-police rant during a legislative hearing in which he compared cops to Islamic terrorists.
“My ISIS is the police,” Ernie Chambers said, sharing his belief that officers “are licensed to kill us” and that no ISIS member “ever terrorized us as a people as the police do us daily.”
Not yet finished with his diatribe, Chambers went on to share the murderous fantasies he has regarding members of the law enforcement community.
If I was going to carry a weapon, it … would be for the police. And if I carried a gun, I’d want to shoot him first and then as questions later, like they say the cop ought to do.
In the days since, he has faced mounting demands for an apology and his resignation, many of which came from fellow state legislators.
Defiant as ever, Chambers rejected the notion of any such concession.
“I meant what I said and I said what I meant,” he asserted, insisting he has no intention of either issuing an apology or stepping down from his position.