Democrats and Republicans are none too pleased with remarks made by an Iowa state senator running for U.S. Congress. What could this Republican senator possibly have said to make even his own hateful party cringe? He suggested executing immigrants who try to re-enter the U.S. illegally.
Journal Express of Knoxville and Marion County, recently published State Sen. Mark Chelgren’s horrendous comments regarding his views on immigration and the security of our borders. According to the newspaper, not only does Chelgren want a fence to help protect our border, he also thinks immigrants should be subject to capital punishment.
Andy McGuire, chairwoman of the Iowa Democratic Party, released a statement blasting the two-term state legislator for his vile remarks:
Mark Chelgren’s call for executing undocumented immigrants represents a dangerous new low for the Republican Party.
These comments even made many Republicans distance themselves. The Republican Party of Iowa was quick to state that Chelgren’s “remarks do not represent the values and beliefs of Iowa Republicans.” It has to be an all time low when even your own Republican party thinks you’re an ass. In all seriousness, it’s pretty ironic due to their constant hateful rhetoric towards immigrants. Republican propaganda has spread prejudice and racism to the ignorant allowing them to be brainwashed into criminalizing immigrants.
Apparently, though, we got it all wrong. Chelgren spoke with the Associated Press and clarified his statement:
I think capital punishment should be considered for people who are felons and re-enter this country illegally, yes. We have to make sure we are not incentivizing people whose only intent is to victimize.
Really? With all the “legals” guilty of felonies getting slaps on the wrist, you want to execute immigrants? But you’re not racist.
Chelgren stated that we shouldn’t be “incentivizing people whose only intent is to victimize.” If he really wants to punish those purposely victimizing people, then let’s start with criminals “made in America.” We have right-wing terrorists murdering innocent people in mass, but they are being labeled as “troubled” or having mental illnesses, the KKK — which is a hate group that terrorizes this country as a whole — but hey, they’re just practicing free speech! And crooks who hold seats as either CEOs or politicians who have been allowed to bleed our economy and steal from the American people, they’re okay too! Because they’re ‘Murican!
Are we really going to stand for someone wanting to execute human beings who are just looking for a better life full of opportunities? Worse yet — are we really going to allow him to occupy a seat in Congress?
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