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Republican Politician Mistakes YMCA Campers On Bus For Migrant Children

Well, this is a big whoopsie on this politician’s part. Maybe he should read the side of the bus next time? 

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Republican congressional candidate and state legislator Adam Kwasman was waiting with protestors to stop a busload of Central American migrant children from being taken to a shelter in Oracle, Arizona. He took a picture of the big, yellow school bus, and posted it to Twitter with the caption:

Bus coming in. This is not compassion. This is the abrogation of the rule of law.

Kwasman then left the protest, and raced to Phoenix where a lucky interviewer got to talk to him about the protest and the tweet. Regarding the children he saw on the bus, Kwasman stated in a sad voice: ”I was able to actually see some of the children on the bus and the fear on their faces. This is not compassion. When you have a rule of law and a secure border and citizenship and an immigration and naturalization process that works, you don’t see this.”

It was then that the reporter got to break the news to Kwasman that it was not a busload of migrant children, in fact, it was a busload of schoolchildren on their way to a YMCA summer camp. His response to that fact? “They were sad too.” In reality, other news reporters at the protest said the kids on the bus were laughing and taking pictures of the protestors. Doesn’t sound too sad looking to me.

You can watch the video of him talking about the issue on the AZCentral website. The cherry on top of this political blunder? The fact that the busload of children the protestors and politician were waiting for didn’t even drop off the children that day, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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