Uber-Leftist Rep. Pete Stark Mocks Border Security Concerns
6/29/2010 4:42:00 PM - Chris Field
California Democratic Rep. Pete Stark to California citizens concerned about the border: "If you knew anything about our borders, you would know that's not the case. Our borders are quite secure, thank you."
A California congressman known for edgy sarcasm mocked an opponent of illegal immigration during a town hall meeting last week, asking, "Who are you going to kill today?" before the constituent, a self-identified Minuteman, posed his question.
Rep. Pete Stark, D-Calif., no stranger to controversy, mocked the idea that the borders are not secure when asked about the federal government's lack of activity on border security.
"We can't get enough Minutemen armed. We'd like to get all the Minutemen armed so they can stop shooting people here," Stark said.
Eventually, members of the audience urged Stark to offer a serious answer.
"If you knew anything about our borders, you would know that's not the case. Our borders are quite secure, thank you," Stark said, drawing jeers.