It’s a short video of two DREAMers who confronted Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) and Rep. Steve King (R-IA) concerning their stance on our immigration policies.
But they didn’t really get to confront Rand Paul about his stance. You see, as soon as the woman in the video identified who she was, Paul hightailed it out of there about as fast as he could. You know, like the coward that he is.
However, King stayed behind to essentially try to belittle the two individuals who had the courage to confront him on this issue. I say he “tried” to belittle them because they clearly got the better of him in this confrontation.
The racism and ignorance shown by King was appalling. Telling the woman (who’s a college graduate), “You’re very good at English.” Then asking her to clarify that she’s not, in fact, a drug smuggler.
Seriously, he made her confirm that she’s not a drug smuggler.
Then King turns his attention to a gentleman who’s also a DREAMer and also happens to be a lawyer (he says he was brought here when he was 5). They debated the legality of what President Obama has done to allow DREAMers to stay here as long as they meet certain criteria. The gentleman also professed his desire to enlist in the United States military and put his life on the line for this country if need be.
None of this makes any difference to King as he continues to simply insist that they’re here illegally and that’s pretty much all that matters.
But that’s when the most vile part of this entire exchange takes place. While the gentleman continued to profess his desire to serve this country as a member of the United States military, he points out that one of the first veterans killed in Iraq was an undocumented immigrant.
Did King respond by thanking that hero for sacrificing his life to protect this country? Nope. Hell, he didn’t even acknowledge his bravery at all.
What King did do was push the fact that Jose Gutierrez (the veteran they’re speaking about) must have lied to the government in order to enlist in the military. Even going as far as saying to the gentleman, “He lied to get into the military. Will you admit that? Will you admit that he lied to get into the military?”
That part of the exchange was probably one of the most revolting things I’ve ever seen anyone say. To not even recognize that this man fought and died for this country is deplorable. The only thing King seemed to care about was that he lied to get into the military.
And off and on you heard some imbecile in the background shouting, “Go home!” Because, you know, that’s a real mature and adult way to behave. Though it does perfectly personify the simple-minded idiocy many conservatives have about the issues of DREAMers and immigration as a whole.
But this video has it all. Rand Paul running away like a coward, some blatant bigotry (and borderline racism) by King, the ignorant conservative in the background shouting “Go home!,” and even the complete disrespect of someone who died fighting for this country.
After watching it I can’t help but feel ashamed that there are those who actually voted for these two individuals.
Watch the confrontation below:
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