Monday, August 19, 2013

TN Republican Tells Girl Her Dad Will Be Deported As Tea Partiers Cheer

During the Republican presidential debates, the audience cheered at the prospect of letting the uninsured die and booed a gay soldier serving in Iraq. The same ugliness was on display at a Tennessee town meeting as Republican Rep. Scott DesJarlais (right) told frightened Josie Molina, 11, that her father will have to be deported–which prompted the mostly Tea Party crowd to erupt in cheers. According to the Progressive Populist, "Josie’s father is currently in deportation proceedings and she is undergoing therapy to deal with the anxiety." In a trembling voice, Josie asked, "Mr. DesJarlais, I have papers, but I have a dad who’s undocumented. What can I do to have him stay with me?” DesJarlais replied, “Thank you for being here and thank you for coming forward and speaking… But the answer still kind of remains the same, that we have laws and we need to follow those laws and that’s where we’re at.” Applause and whoops of glee followed. Watch:


Michael J. Mand said...

We owe to our most vulnerable, our children, to make their needs paramount. In bankruptcy proceeding, the only item that supercedes re-paying back taxes, is child support. Even the Internal Revenue Service understands this. How come The Tea Party doesn't?

Jeff Tone said...

Exactly what does the Tea Party understand?