That’s right, according to the extremist nutjob who (horrifyingly) was Virginia’s Attorney General for four years, and also the 2013 Virginia GOP nominee for freakin’ governor of our state:
We’re being invaded, right? One person at a time, we’re being invaded. And the president isn’t protecting us from invasion, he’s encouraging the invasion, and he’s doing it unconstitutionally.
What these bigoted ravings immediately reminded me of was the nasty, virulent anti-Latino xenophobia expressed by this guy, and chronicled by Eric Byler and Annabel Park as part of their “9500 Liberty” film project, which chronicled the vicious fight over immigration in Prince William County back in 2008. According to Robert Duecaster, who the Southern Poverty Law Center called a “nativist extremist” who “regularly makes defamatory comments about Catholics, Muslims and undocumented immigrants,” “this country is being invaded…this invasion is not armed, but they’ve got weapons, the weapons they use are their ‘anchor babies’…that’s what they use against you…this invasion is being encouraged by foreign governments…We are going to repel this invasion, one way or the other, it will be repelled.”
Now, almost seven years later, we hear Ken Cuccinelli saying almost the same thing in almost the same, hysterical tone. It’s truly astounding that someone like Ken Cuccinelli could have been this state’s Attorney General, let alone been nominated for governor of Virginia. But, sad to say, that’s the state of the Republican Party right now, particularly its most “conservative” wing. Just make sure these people come nowhere near to winning the White House in 2016, that’s all I have to say…