Alabama state Sen. Scott Beason, a Republican, reportedly made eyebrow-raising remarks over the weekend, calling on members of his party to "empty the clip and do what has to be done" in order to address illegal immigration, which he regarded as a problem.
According to the Cullman Times, Beason concluded a fiery speech on the issue with the extreme language at a Republican party breakfast. His comments come in the wake of the tragic shooting in Tucson, Arizona.
Beason accused Democrats in his home state of intentionally neglecting to tackle the immigration issue. He alleged his colleagues on the other side of the aisle were motivated by a belief that "when more illegal immigrants move into an area, when their children grow up and get the chance to vote, they vote for Democrats."
Later in his speech, the Alabama Republican warned that failing to confront illegal immigration could "destroy" local communities in the state.
In a phone interview with the Gadsden Times on Monday, Beason said that his "empty the clip" reference was taken out of context.
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
GOP lawmaker suggests "emptying the clip" at immigrants.
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