Kansas Legislator Virgil Peck Calls for Gunning Down Undocumented Immigrants

Kansas state representative Virgil Peck is apparently trying to give people from southeast Kansas a bad name (along with one for himself, too). Dome on the Range calls out Peck for some unbelievably offensive and hate-filled statements:

Today in the Kansas House Appropriations Committee, during a discussion of methods used to exterminate feral swine (which include shooting them from a helicopter), Rep. Virgil Peck (R- Tyro) suggested that the state use the same approach as a solution to our state’s immigration problems.

“It looks like to me if shooting these immigrating feral hogs works maybe we have found a [solution] to our illegal immigration problem,” said Peck.

Peck's response to media coverage of this? He was only joking, apparently. As if even a joke like that would be in any way fitting for a public representative. Oh and, it's not his fault either, apparently everyone else from where he is from is also a racist:

"I was just speaking like a southeast Kansas person," Peck said to the Lawrence Journal Word.


I'm hoping there are an awful lot of people in southeast Kansas who'd like to disagree with him.

AlterNet / By Tara Lohan

Posted at March 14, 2011, 9:51am

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