Tennessee Republican State Rep Scott DesJarlais was presiding over a Tea Party town hall meeting in Murfreesboro, Tennessee this past week, and was approached by a Hispanic girl, eleven-year-old Josie Molina.
Josie took the mic and, with a trembling voice, said to DesJarlais, “Mr. DesJarlais, I have papers but my daddy doesn’t, what can you do to make sure he can stay?”
Josie’s father is currently in deportation proceedings and she is undergoing therapy to deal with the anxiety.
DesJarlais thanked her for the question but said, “the answer remains the same. We have laws and we should follow those laws.” The pro-Tea Party, mostly anti-immigration crowd cheered loudly in approval to his response.
DesJarlais, who is a doctor and anti-abortion, has had numerous affairs, including with some of his patients, and once pressured a mistress to have an abortion. But, he says that “God has totally forgiven him” for that.
Good to know, right?
Got to love these family values Republicans and their hypocrisy, and their callous treatment of those who are not like they are.
Watch the video below. DesJarlais is up for re-election in 2014. Please share this wide and far to expose this piece of work for who he really is.