Iowa GOPer: Child Immigrants Could Be Arriving ‘Highly Trained As Warriors’

ASSOCIATED PRESS

Republican National Committeewoman Tamara Scott shared her concerns on her weekly web show Thursday that child immigrants may be “highly trained as warriors” who could pose a threat to the U.S.

The Iowa conservative activist shared her concerns with her guest, tea partier Mary Huls.

“When we see these kids, you and I think young kids, we think maybe 12-year-olds, maybe even homeschoolers — or excuse me, middle schoolers,” Scott said. “But we know back in our revolution, we had 12-year-olds fighting in our revolution and for many of these kids, depending on where they’re coming from, they could be coming from other countries and be highly trained as warriors who will meet up with their group here and actually rise up against us as Americans. We have no idea what’s coming through our borders but I would say biblically it’s not a Christian nation when you entice people to do wrong.”

Scott’s guest echoed her concerns, affirming that children are receiving warrior training.

“We do know that Hamas and — I’m sorry Hezbollah fund several training camps in Venezuela and other South American countries and they are training these young, these youths, beginning as early as eight or nine years through the MS-13 gangs but they are being trained as warriors,” Huls said. “You’re absolutely right.”

Watch video, via Right Wing Watch:

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Ahiza Garcia is a newswriter based in New York City. Before joining TPM, Ahiza interned and freelanced for Nightline, Fox Sports, and ESPN the Magazine. She holds a B.A. in psychology from Columbia University and an M.S. in digital journalism from Syracuse University. She can be reached at ahiza@talkingpointsmemo.com.
LIKE US ON FACEBOOK