TENNESSEE State Rep. Rick Womick says constituents and fellow legislators are phoning him and texting him with messages coming in at the rate of 25-30 to 1 in support of his call for the United States to purge Muslims from the military.
Nashville Scene “As for my fellow legislators,” Womick said on Steve Gill’s radio show, “I’ve gotten multiple phone calls of support and text messages of support. Those who are not wanting to speak out publicly are not wanting to come out and condemn me either. They are quietly supporting me in the background.”
Womick called the Murfreesboro Daily News Journal’s Sam Stockard “nothing but a mouthpiece for the Muslim Brotherhood,” and then Gill pounced on The Tennessean’s Bob Smietana as another example of Muslim lovers in the media. “One day, their wives, their children could be subjected to Shariah law and then it’s going to be too late,” said Womick, who cast himself as the lonely voice in the wilderness.
I’ll tell you. I’ll be honest with you. This has been a brutal, brutal week. I mean, emotionally, it’s draining. It’s a constant attack against your character, against your opportunity to speak out, against my First Amendment. But I’m not going to back down. That’s the one thing in the emails people have asked me, please do not cave in or back down. And I won’t. I’m going to continue to shout it from the mountaintops whether I’m a state representative or whether I’m a peon in Murfreesboro.