Kansas Secretary Of State Compares Immigration Reform Protestors To KKK

Kansas’ Republican secretary of state, Kris Kobach, said that the immigration reform activists who protested on his porch over the weekend were committing acts of “intimidation” and were no different than the “Ku Klux Klan.”

“They’re just not wearing white cloaks, but this is exactly KKK type of intimidation,” Kobach told Glenn Beck on his radio show Tuesday.

Beck responded by saying that “these people have learned from the Klan.”

“The left is set up on revenge and so they are using the tactics of those who have kept them down in the past, that we all tried to defeat, or at least all decent-minded Americans wanted to defeat and tried to defeat, so they are just changing their hood, and changing there language, but it is not changing who they truly are and what they are trying to do,” Beck continued.

In seperate comments Monday, Koback told Fox News that the incident is a good example of why Americans should be allowed to bear arms.

“If we had been in the home and not been armed, I would have felt very afraid – because it took the police 15 minutes to show up,” he said. “It’s important we recognize there’s a reason we have the Second Amendment. There are situations like this where you have a mob and you do need to be able to protect yourself.”

Watch the exchange with Beck here, via RightWingWatch.org (h/t Salon)

 

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