Tuesday, July 15, 2014

AZ Rep. Adam Kwasman Mistakes YMCA Campers for Migrants

Posted By on Tue, Jul 15, 2014 at 7:24 PM

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I think we can all unanimously agree that Tuesday’s gathering in Oracle wasn't Arizona’s proudest hour. Our bloggers James Hudson and David Safier made the trip and grabbed some photos from the gathering, but I imagine we can totally concur that the Republic's Brahm Resnik struck gold.

Republican congressional candidate Adam Kwasman was caught describing the concern he witnessed on the faces of the migrant children on the bus that drove by the assembly. He tweeted "Bus Coming. This is not compassion. This is the abrogation of the rule of law. #AZ01" with a picture of the yellow school bus driving away. But he didn't realize it was a bus full of local YMCA children going to camp.

He deleted his tweet, but Politwoops caught it:

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The Republic reporter asked Kwasman “Did you know that was a bus full of YMCA kids?” Kwasman responded, “They were sad, too.”

Sorry to break it to you, Kwasman:
12 News reporter Will Pitts, who is at the protest scene, says he saw the children laughing and taking pictures of the media.

I had to break it to Kwasman that those weren't migrant children. Kwasman later deleted the tweet. He did back flips trying to take back the story he told me.

And while the "Y" kids showed up, the bus that Kwasman and other protesters were waiting for — packed with migrant children — won't be going to the shelter today, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
I’m sure this won't affect his campaign for congress, but his ignorance will only strengthen it.


(via azcentral)

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