Houston mayor-elect takes parting shot at Sheila Jackson Lee: ‘We don’t bully people’ – LSB

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Texas State Senator and Houston Mayor-elect John Whitmer takes a parting shot of Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, after she won her Houston mayoral runoff over the congresswoman in a landslide.

“People want to go to work with me because we respect people. We don’t bully people,” Whitmer said during his victory speech on Saturday, according to a report by the Houston Chronicle. “My family taught me to treat people the way you want to be treated, and this applies wherever you are, no matter what community you visit. Treat these individuals the way you want to be treated.”

Whitmer, also a Democrat, appeared to be referring to Jackson Lee’s controversial tirade last month, in which she was recorded berating her staff with obscene language amid the heated race.

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Houston mayoral candidates Sen. John Whitmer and U.S. Representative Sheila Jackson Lee speak at a mayor’s forum on Sunday, Dec. 3, 2023, in Houston. (AP Photo/Lekan Oyekanmi)

“When I called Jerome, he was sitting there like a fat guy [expletive]-We just talk about what [expletive] He does not know. You both are too [expletive]-ups…this is the worst [expletive] Which I could have put together. two [expletive] big [expletive] children. [Expletive] Idiots. Service no [expletive] “Goal,” Jackson Lee said in an angry voice in one part of the recording.

Jackson Lee was also the subject of ridicule for a mistake she made earlier this month when she encouraged her supporters to vote on the wrong day, urging voters to cast ballots by December 7, two days before the runoff election was actually scheduled.

Whitmer ended up winning the election on Saturday by a landslide, receiving 65% of the vote compared to Jackson Lee, who received 34%.

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Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (Fox News Digital/John Michael Rush)

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“Big cities solve their problems,” Whitmer said after the win. “We will face challenges, but I see this as an opportunity, and I need you to stand together with me. We will face our challenges, and it will be an opportunity to show the nation what the city of Houston can do.”

Jackson Lee also addressed his supporters after the defeat, conceding the race while vowing to work with Whitmer to “make Houston better.”

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Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, Democrat of Texas (Marcus Ingram/Getty Images)

“I’ve had a great opportunity to serve this city, and yes, I’ve been there through every disaster bringing federal dollars here,” she said. “I’ve never run away from the fight to make Houston better. Even though the outcome wasn’t the way we wanted it to be. The best thing we can do is stand up and commit to Houston moving forward. That’s what I will do.”

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The Jackson Lee campaign did not immediately respond to Fox News Digital’s request for comment.

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