"This is not the work of the native American community, which Mr. Limbaugh calls a 'bunch of PC jerks,' " he said of the federal government's protection of the trademarks.
Faleomavaega has criticized the Redskins name for the last several weeks on the House floor, and today he again said the name is derived from the practice of scalping native Americans.
"The origin of the term Redskin … is commonly attributed to the historical act of not only killing native Americans, but also cutting off certain body parts and scalping," he said. "These scalps … were described as 'redskins.' "