GOP Rep: No Way to “Tell the Difference Between a Hispanic Person and an Arab Person”

Aug 9, 2013
3:15 PM

And so it continues. First, Satan. Now, Latinos posing as Arab terrorists, or is it Arabs posing as Latino immigrants who are also terrorists? Who knows any more. Here is what ABC News reported today:


A Republican congressmen this week used insensitive-sounding rhetoric while discussing immigration reform, but he did it while making the case for legalizing undocumented immigrants.

Rep. Buck McKeon (R-Calif.), the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, suggested that Arab terrorists could disguise themselves as Hispanics in order to cross into the United States.

“There are people that think that — that can’t tell the difference between a Hispanic person and an Arab person,” McKeon said at a Veterans of Foreign Wars post, according to video flagged by BuzzFeed. “And if you get an Arab that’s trained, that’s coming into this country to be a terrorist, they can mingle in and they can get in here. Then they could do damage.”

Here is the whole video, in case you actually need proof.

According to ABC, McKeon’s logic is actually the reason why he is supporting comprehensive immigration reform. Read this:

But McKeon, 74, argued that’s a good reason to provide legal status to undocumented immigrants, saying it would help the government identify everyone who is in the country.

“I would secure the border, I would come up with a program to make everybody here — say 11 million — we don’t know how many there are,” he said. “And we need to find out. And one way I think to do it would be to make everybody legal, give them some kind of status to bring them into the system. And then we have to follow the system.”

Because that is how we find the terroriosts, by giving undocumented people legal status. That’s your GOP support of immigration reform.