Republican Texas state Rep. Jonathan Stickland hung a sign outside his office in the Texas Capitol on Wednesday identifying as a “former fetus,” sparking a feud between Stickland and another Texas Republican, the Texas Tribune reported.
When state Rep. Charlie Geren (R), chairman of the House Administration Committee, removed the sign, Stickland scoffed.
— Jonathan Stickland (@RepStickland) March 11, 2015
Stickland told the Texas Tribune that the sign was “ripped down and thrown in my staffer’s face by Charlie Geren.”
“I thought it was absolutely handled in the wrong way,” he said. “I wish Rep. Geren was more professional about it instead of intimidating my staff.”
Geren told the Tribune that he removed the sign because it violated State Preservation Board rules for maintaing the Capitol.
“Tearing them down is hardly the deal,” Geren said. “If Stickland wants to act like a child, that’s fair, but I did not rip it down.”
According to Stickland, Texas Right to Life distributed the signs to multiple state represenatatives.