Remember, folks, Donald Trump is not the first Republican to come up with the various incendiary talking points that make up the core of his platform. Trump was given the opportunity to proceed by Republicans.
On Monday, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan posted a statement to Twitter about “Kate’s Law,” which the House recently passed and which “will toughen the punishment for illegal immigrants who re-enter the country.”
This law sounds reasonable enough on the surface — perhaps. In reality, the law is birthed out a racist obsession with illegal immigration as one of the key issues holding American society back when it, in fact, is not.
Ryan’s statement tells the story of Deputy Sheriff Frank Fabiano of Kenosha, Wisconsin, who was shot and killed by a drunk driver after he pulled him over.
Ryan’s statement should end there, but it does not. Instead, Ryan goes on to make the completely irrelevant assertion that Fabiano’s killer “should not have ever been in the country in the first place.”
Maybe not. However, the killer’s place of origin as an undocumented immigrant has absolutely nothing to do with his crimes, period.
Ryan’s statement to the contrary, as posted to Twitter, is below.
Check out Twitter’s response below.