Rep. Steve Pearce's Fact-Finding Mission in Central America

  • Aired:  07/22/14
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Congressman Steve Pearce declares Central America to be safe for children after a rigorous two-day investigation. (2:51)

>> Stephen: WELCOME TO "THEREPORT"!

THANK YOU FOR JOINING US, LADIESAND GENTLEMEN!

(AUDIENCE CHANTING "STEPHEN")

>> Stephen: THANK YOU VERY MUCH!

THANK YOU LADIES ANDGENTLEMEN! (CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

>> Stephen: FOLKS, IF YOUARE WATCHING THE NEWS,

AND I HOPE YOU ARE BECAUSE ITHELPS YOU UNDERSTAND WHAT

I'M GONNA BE TALKING ABOUTTONIGHT, WE

ARE ALL PAINFULLY AWARE OF THEONGOING TRAGEDY ALONG OUR

SOUTHERN BORDER.

DESPITE OUR BEST INTENTIONS, ITREMAINS IMPOSSIBLE TO PAIR AN

OUTFIT WITH TURQUOISE JEWELRY!

(LAUGHTER)DON'T BELIEVE THE MAN AT THE

KIOSK, YOU WILL LOOK LIKE ANEXTRA FROM DANCES WITH WOLVES

(LAUGHTER)ANOTHER BIG ISSUE FROM DOWN

THERE, THOUSANDS OF CENTRALAMERICAN CHILDREN POURING OVER

THE BORDER AND THE PRESIDENT ISDOING NOTHING TO STOP IT.

AND IT'S NO WONDER.

ALL THAT JUMPING AND RUNNING ONTRAINS, I'M SURE IT'S PART OF

THE FIRST LADY'S LET'S MOVECAMPAIGN.

FOR MONTHS NOW WE'VE BEEN SOLD ABILL OF GOODS THAT THESE KIDS

ARE FLEEING PLACES BACK HOMELIKE SAN PEDRO SULA, HONDURAS,

KNOWN AS THE MURDER CAPITALAROUND THE WORLD. THOUGH I AM

DUBIOUS OF THAT TITLE. THEY'REPROBABLY PADDING THE

NUMBERS BY LUMPING IN THE MURDERSUBURBS. SAN PEDRO SULA HEIGHTS

FORTUNATELY, CONGRESS SENT A7 MEMBER DELEGATION ON A FACT

FINDING MISSION TO HONDURAS ANDGUATEMALA. AND THE TRUTH

COULD NOT BE MORE WHAT I WANT ITTO BE. ACCORDING TO REP. PEARCE,

MOST IMMIGRANTS FROM CENTRALAMERICA ACCORDING TO THE

ARE DRIVEN BY ECONOMIC REASONSNOT FEAR OF

PHYSICAL DANGER IN THEIRHOMELAND.

THAT IS A WELCOME RELIEF.

THESE KIDS AREN'T WORRIED ABOUTVIOLENCE, ONLY ABOUT STARVATION.

(LAUGHTER)FOLKS, YOU KNOW YOU CAN TRUST

PEARCE'S FINDINGS BECAUSE HECULTIVATED AN INTIMATE

UNDERSTANDING OF THE REGIONDURING A VISIT TO GUATEMALA AND

HONDURAS OVER THE COURSE OF THEWEEKEND.

(LAUGHTER)IT'S REALLY ALL YOU NEED.

I LEARNED ALL ABOUT THE DESERTBY SPENDING A WEEKEND AT BURNING

MAN.

TURNS OUT THE DESERTIS FULL OF DRUGS AND IMPRACTICAL

BICYCLES.

AND CONGRESSMAN PEARCE FOUND NOEVIDENCE OF DANGER ANYWHERE HE

LOOKED, WHICH IT TURNS OUT WASMAINLY AROUND THE HOTEL LOBBY,

AS PEARCE SAID, HE AND THE RESTOF THE HOUSE DELEGATION DID NOT

VENTURE FROM THEIR HOTEL VERYOFTEN BECAUSE OF THE DANGERS.

(APPLAUSE)THE POINT IS --

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)BOTTOM LINE, THESE IMMIGRANT

CHILDREN ARE NOT REFUGEES,THEY'RE JUST PARASITES LOOKING

FOR JOBS, AND IF I WERE THEM IWOULD TRY TO GET ONE AT THAT

HOTEL BECAUSE APPARENTLY IT ISTHE ONLY SAFE PLACE IN TOWN

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