Fox News’ Karl Cameron interviewed Francine Busby about her very controversial comments, which she earlier described as a misspeak. Now she’s acting like she never made those comments and is trying to portray herself as an illegal immigration hardnose:
Let me make it clear to everybody. Ok? Illegal people should not be here. They have absolutely no place in the democratic process. They shouldn’t be voting if anyone tries to vote illegally they should be prosecuted and they have no place working on campaigns.
Wow. That’s one whopper of a flip flop from what she said to the Latino outreach event:
Well sure, everybody can help. Yeah, absolutely. You can all help. Yeah, you don’t need papers for voting, you don’t need to be a registered voter to help.
As far as I’m concerned, Ms. Busby’s statement speaks for itself. However, for the moment, let’s accept the premise that she wasn’t encouraging illegal aliens to vote for her. Her comments still support the argument that she was soliciting campaign volunteers from people who were obviously not American citizens. How do we know they weren’t citizens? The audience to whom she was speaking could neither speak nor comprehend English, and speaking and comprehending English are requirements for becoming American citizens.
When Ms. Busby encouraged illegal aliens to help send her to Congress, she demonstrated her total lack of respect for our immigration laws. Don’t forget, she said what she did at the Latino event because she thought no one else was listening.
Ms. Busby can pretend until she’s blue in the face that she never made her potentially election-killing comments, but she can’t unring a bell – the audio is out there for everyone to hear. She’s not off the hook.
Be sure to read Jay Tea‘s piece on Ms. Busby’s comments.
Update: Watch the video that Jay linked to in his post and pay attention to how she encouraged the audience to “help.” She even had staff members there to show them how to “help.”