You wouldn’t think it was an unreasonable request, normally. If there are people that are here illegally, likely using fake IDs, trying to enter the Capitol for the State of the Union Speech, they should be arrested. It simply makes sense. If there is a place that needs to rely on strict security it certainly should be our Capitol Building on the night of the State of the Union! However, there will likely be no arrests, …at least not yet.
I know it is completely politically incorrect to acknowledge it, but it is mind-boggling to me that people who break our laws have this entitlement attitude and would have the nerve to even show up to this event! To flaunt their illegal behavior at an event like the State of the Union will gain them no sympathy from the right. And while they would likely say they don’t want to please the right, then I would say they are cutting off their noses to spite their faces.
H/T Fox News
A Republican congressman on Tuesday called for authorities to arrest and deport any illegal immigrants who try to attend the State of the Union.
“Of all the places where the Rule of Law needs to be enforced, it should be in the hallowed halls of Congress,” Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar tweeted. “Any illegal aliens attempting to go through security, under any pretext of invitation or otherwise, should be arrested and deported.”
“Additionally, Congressman Gosar asked that they arrest those using fraudulent social security numbers and identification to pass through security.”
The congressman said he has contacted Capitol Police and Attorney General Jeff Sessions to request that they arrest “any illegal aliens in attendance.”
“Disgusting,” tweeted Hawaii Sen. Mazie Hirono.
“The State of our Union is heartless and cruel,” California Democratic Rep. Mark Takano said.
A senior congressional source involved with security told Fox News “we’re not going to do that” when asked about Gosar’s request.
Generally, congressmen invite military heroes or other American leaders that have had a positive impact on the country. For example, the Trumps will be hosting veterans, parents of MS-13 gang victims, first responders and every day Americans who have benefitted from the tax bill. To give these seats up to illegals is quite a statement by the Democrats and I certainly hope that President Trump calls them out at some point.
Oh, and there is one more guest we should mention…
Todd Starnes suggested brilliantly that President Trump should invite ICE agents and border control officials to the SOTU, and guess what? He did. Trump has invited ICE Agent CJ Martinez to sit with Mrs. Trump and other special guests. Agent Martinez has been working for 15 years to help keep our citizens safe. Now that deserves a seat at the State of the Union!
Guest lists sure do provide a window into priorities. While Trump invites heroes, the Democrats bring entitled, demanding illegals and young people who honestly should be a little more thankful and a lot less demanding!
While I highly doubt we will see any arrests at the State of the Union, Congressman Gosar certainly brings up a valid point. In fact, technically no deportations could occur until the March 5 expiration of the “Dreamer’s” protection via Obama’s executive order. Still, Gosar is right that the Rule of Law ought to be enforced.
If the “Dreamers” really want a solution to their status problems, they should be supporting those who are willing to negotiate a fair deal: the Republicans. Instead they slam President Trump and demand amnesty immediately. Somehow I think they might be more likely to be successful with a more level headed approach!