The Texas Sierra Club continues to sink to a new low, resorting to profane name-calling in their latest exploit. Sierra Club offshoot Austin Environmental Justice Team (ATXEJ) recently posted a picture of Speaker of the House Paul Ryan along with profane commentary on Ryan’s recent decision to not seek reelection:
“Good riddance you steaming pile of shit #PaulRyan”
ATXEJ is led by Sierra Club organizer Dave Cortez, who has a long track record of disturbing antics including spitting on public figures and advocating for violence at protests. Cortez is an admitted member of the extremist group Antifa, which has been under investigation since early 2016 for domestic terrorist activities.
ATXEJ regularly protests oil and gas development in Texas and has accused the company behind the Dakota Access Pipeline and Trans Pecos Pipeline of genocide. Despite their protests, Texas continues to lead the country’s record natural gas production, helping to provide the state government over $11 billion in revenue.