A conservative blogger at a rally for Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) jokingly said Texans should start shooting if they see cars with California license plates.
The blogger, Bill Whittle, is a regular guest on Fox News and frequent contributor to Pajamas Media. He also previously wrote for National Review Online.
He was speaking at a Freedom Rally hosted by Texans for Freedom and Liberty on Saturday night.
"You will see a lot of cars coming west heading east on Interstate 10, and they're going to have California license plates," Whittle said in remarks flagged by Raw Story. "Now, if you see these cars pull into rest areas or hotels or restaurants, that's fine. Wave goodbye, make sure they go out on the Louisiana end."
Whittle went on to say that if you see those people drive into residential areas "you need to open fire on these vehicles immediately. Immediately. Not with 9mm or AR rounds, you need to put mortars on those things, you cannot take any chances."
The crowd laughing at Whittle's remarks. He then said that he's from California and that Californians are trying to move to Texas now.
"They will change it and mess it up," Whittle said referring to Californians moving to Texas. "Don't let that happen. Just start shooting."
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Watch the video of Whittles remarks, via Raw Story, below: