Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Virgil Peck's Crude, Offensive Remarks

From Ted Ruthizer of Immigrants' List:

During a Kansas House Appropriations Committee discussion about methods used to exterminate feral swine (which include shooting them from a helicopter), state lawmaker Rep. Virgil Peck (R-Tyro) suggested that his state use the same approach to address immigration.
“It looks like to me if shooting these immigrating feral hogs works maybe we have found a [solution] to our illegal immigration problem,” said Peck.
After being publicly rebuked for claiming that undocumented immigrants be treated like wild hogs and shot by marksmen in helicopters, Rep. Peck issued this terse apology: "My statements yesterday were regrettable."
There are many ways to describe your outlandish comments, Rep. Peck; regrettable hardly scratches the surface.
Help us send a message to lawmakers like Rep. Peck. Help us say it loud and clear: Hateful rhetoric against immigrants, hateful rhetoric that incites violence is not only regrettable; it will cost you your job.

Donate now to elect pro-immigrant lawmakers who unlike Rep. Peck not only recognize the immense contributions by the immigrant community to this country, but lawmakers who recognize immigrants for what they are: human beings.


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