Ken Cuccinelli, former Virginia Attorney General and now the leader of the Senate Conservatives Fund, is spewing the usual rhetoric against immigration, claiming that the United States is being “invaded” by immigrants “one person at a time.”
Discussing the decision of Republican leaders in Congress to ally with Democrats to pass a Department of Homeland Security funding bill, Deace asked Cuccinelli: “Is there any affront to the Constitution this president could commit that would cause the current Republican leaders in Congress to really, substantively attempt to do something about it and stop it? Is there anything he could do? Anything?”
“I can’t think of one,” Cuccinelli responded. “I mean, other than surrendering to everybody — I mean, we’re being invaded. 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.”…
Cuccinelli used similar rhetoric in a Facebook post last year in support of then-Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s questionable decision to send the Texas National Guard to the southern border to confront Central American child migrants. “The border states that are being directly invaded by illegal immigrants – Texas, Arizona, and New Mexico – may constitutionally deal with the invasion themselves, at least as it relates to attempting to stop the flow across their own borders,” Cuccinelli wrote at the time.
Irony alert: What is the first thing conservatives say when arguing that America is the greatest country in the world? “Look how many people want to leave their countries and come here to get a better future!” And yet when they do — at least when they’re brown people — they’re “invading” the country and trying to destroy it. They have nothing to sell but fear itself.
As Jimmy Tingle said long ago about the immigration debate, “The problem isn’t that they’re stealing out jobs, the problem is that they’re short, dark-skinned Catholic people who reproduce at a faster rate than the people who work at the mall. If it was 100,000 Scandinavian women with their tubes tied, the Senate would be at the airport to welcome them to out country.”