Adam Kwasman is currently a Republican state legislator in Arizona, and he is campaigning for Congress. In the midst of a very serious illegal immigration situation in his state, Kwasman made a little mistake that is funny, regardless of your political leanings. The New York Daily News carried the story on Wednesday.
Kwasman was involved in a spirited gathering in Oracle, Ariz., to protest the unexpected arrival of a busload of underage illegal immigrants. After he tweeted a fiery message about the highly-charged issue, it then became apparent that the bus in question was not carrying underage illegal immigrants at all. It was a busload of YMCA campers. His tweet, now removed, read as follows:
"This is not compassion. This is the abrogation of the rule of law.”
Kwasman was talking with a reporter about the fear he saw on the children's faces when it was discovered that the children were local campers en route to YMCA camp. Kwasman then admitted that the kids did actually have sad faces, and he correlated this to the fact that "people are not happy down the line." That may be true, and there may have been a few tearful campers already homesick, but the Washington Post reports that the local news described the kids to be laughing and taking photos. That would make for an interesting school presentation, "What I did on summer vacation."
The scenario on the border in the southern states is reaching a fevered pitch. People are frightened and angry that the federal government is not only refusing to protect the border but actually fostering the illegal entry of thousands of underage teens. Citizens are demanding that their legislators take action to prevent their localities from being forced to support hundreds of these unknown illegals, whether children, teens or adults. Adam Kwasman was just acting on the will of his constituents, and he is seeking higher office. However, taking all of the above into consideration, the situation is comical. In the words of Larry the Cable Guy, “That’s funny, no matter who you are.”