Tennessee lawmaker references Hitler during statement supporting homeless bill’s passage



NASHVILLE, Tenn.–A Tennessee lawmaker who voted in favor of a bill to cut down on homeless camps spoke on the Senate floor Wednesday, referencing Adolph Hitler as an example of how there is still hope for the homeless.

On Wednesday, the Senate passed a bill making it a Class “C” Misdemeanor for soliciting or camping along highways and exit ramps. It also makes it illegal to camp on public and state property.

State Senator Frank S. Niceley (R-Strawberry Plains-D8) took to the floor on Wednesday to voice his support for the bill and to give fellow lawmakers a “history lesson.” Speaking on the floor, Sen. Niceley stated “I haven’t given y’all a history lesson in a while and I wanted to give a little history on homelessness.”

“In 1910 Hitler decided to live on the streets for a while,” Niceley said. “So for two years Hitler lived on the streets and practiced his oratory and his body language and how to connect with the masses. And then went on to lead a life that got him in the history books. So, a lot of these people its not a dead end. They can come out of these homeless camps and have a productive life, or in Hitler’s case a very unproductive life.”

 Niceley appeared on JMG last week when he introduced a bill that would legalize over-the-counter sales of horse paste.

2 thoughts on “Tennessee lawmaker references Hitler during statement supporting homeless bill’s passage

  1. These people are vile. I was just down in TN, I went down to visit my son, who’s in the Army (based at Fort Campbell, KY, right next door to Clarksville, TN, where he lives) & we went to Nashville … the entire area is so over-developed, with construction everywhere, it’s no wonder there’s homelessness on the rise … the low-income housing that used to be there for the poor folk is being demolished for luxury apartments & condos. Plus, TN has a 9%+ sales tax on FOOD (who does that?).

    Between attacking abortion rights, LBGTQ rights, just being yourself rights, I don’t know why anyone would want to live in any of these states. My son & his wife can’t wait to get the F out of TN, but he’s got another 3 years at Fort Campbell.

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    1. Hello Polly. My best to your son and his family , I know being a family in the military is not easy. The job tends to demand far too much of your life.

      As for TN I wonder how people so poor and doing without can vote for the party that caters to the wealthy? The blame Biden for their woes but the voted in those who fight against Biden trying to help them. I wonder if it is an education thing?


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