Nebraska state legislator: Police are worse than ISIS
Nebraska state Sen. Ernie Chambers compared U.S. police to Islamic State terrorists and added that if he carried a weapon, he'd use it on a cop.
"My ISIS is the police," Chambers said during a Friday legislative hearing.
"I wouldn't go to Syria, I wouldn't go to Iraq, I wouldn't go to Afghanistan, I wouldn't go to Yemen, I wouldn't go to Tunisia, I wouldn't go to Lebanon, I wouldn't go to Jordan, I would do it right here. Nobody from ISIS ever terrorized us as a people as the police do us daily."
Nebraska Watchdog recorded the lawmaker's statements and uploaded the audio to their website.
Chambers wasn't done ranting at that point. He added that if he carried a firearm, he would shoot a cop.
"If I was going to carry a weapon, it wouldn't be against you, it wouldn't be against these people who come here that I might have a dispute with. Mine would be for the police," Chambers said. "And if I carried a gun I'd want to shoot him first and then ask questions later, like they say the cop ought to do."
On Tuesday, Chambers walked back his comments a little.
"I don't carry a weapon. I've never carried a weapon," he added. "But if I were in the situation that some people are in…if you're going to follow the rule available to cops, just shoot somebody and come up with an alibi."
Chambers also emphasized that he was "not advocating that anybody, especially anybody in my community, go out and shoot people," but was merely comparing recent police shootings to actions taken by the Islamic State.