Dem Presidential Candidate Beto O’Rourke came to defend Rep Ilhan Omar.
He was upset that at a recent Trump rally the audience called for Omar to go back to where she came from. O’Rourke like many Dems was triggered by this behavior.
“President Trump is a racist. What we saw in North Carolina last week was almost an impromptu Nuremberg rally, inciting hatred, and ultimately, I think, implicit in that is violence against people based on the color of their skin, based on their religion, based on their difference from the majority of Americans,” the former Texas congressman said in a Monday interview with ABC News on Ellis Island, referring to the crowd at the rally chanting “send her back” as Trump attacked Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn).”
“It is in keeping with the president who describes Mexican immigrants as rapists and criminals, who describes asylum-seekers as animals or an infestation, who says that Klansmen are very fine people. It’s very clear the path that he is taking us on,” O’Rourke said.”
O’Rourke claimed that El Paso,Texas might be the new Ellis Island.
“This is Ellis Island, but where I live in El Paso, Texas, could be the Ellis Island of today,” O’Rourke said. “Perhaps millions of people who become Americans coming from Mexico and El Salvador and the Western hemisphere first set foot in the United States in my hometown. So, though we’re about 2,000 miles apart, El Paso and New York, we’re connected in that common story of America.”
In a way, it is, as we screened people at Ellis Island too. We did so to make sure the people were of sound mind and health. We even turned away criminals.
“Upon arrival at Ellis Island, immigrants were ushered into a room called the Great Hall and paraded before a series of medical officers for physical inspection. Most were allowed to pass by in a matter of seconds, but those whom the doctors deemed physically or mentally deficient were marked with chalk and taken away for additional screening. Questionable candidates were forced to submit to more detailed questioning and medical exams, and any signs of contagious disease, poor physique, feeblemindedness or insanity could see an immigrant denied admittance on the grounds that they were likely to become a ward of the state. In later years, doctors at Ellis Island even devised puzzles and memory tests to ensure that certain immigrants were intelligent enough to find work. New arrivals could also face rejection if they were anarchists, had a criminal record or showed signs of low moral character.”
O’Rourke just doesn’t know any better. He clearly has no idea what a nazi was and thinks that Ellis Island did not screen anyone.