Far-Right GOP Rep. Paul Gosar Asks Capitol Police To Arrest Dreamers At SOTU, Paul Ryan Shoots Him Down

CNN reports:

Rep. Paul Gosar said he requested that US Capitol Police arrest undocumented immigrants attending President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address on Tuesday. The Arizona Republican, who is known as an immigration hardliner, tweeted his request that police “consider checking identification of all attending the State of the Union address and arresting any illegal aliens in attendance.” He added they should “arrest those using fraudulent social security numbers and identification to pass through security.”

In a statement from Gosar’s office, he added he also contacted Attorney General Jeff Sessions about his request. “Of all the places where the Rule of Law needs to be enforced, it should be in the hallowed halls of Congress,” he said in a statement. “Any illegal aliens attempting to go through security, under any pretext of invitation or otherwise, should be arrested and deported.”

Politico reports:

The statement from Gosar prompted a quick and bipartisan rebuke. AshLee Strong, a spokeswoman for House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), said he “clearly does not agree” with Gosar’s suggestion. Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), who is bringing a Chicago-area Dreamer as a guest to Tuesday night’s speech, wondered online “how many Republican members of the House and Senate will condemn this attempt to punish Dreamers who were brought to this country as kids?”

Rep. Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.), said in an interview Dreamers remain protected by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which Trump ended last year with a sixth-month delay so that Congress could codify protections for them into law. She recommended that Gosar “read the law” and said Democrats have been insistent on tying Dreamers’ fate to the appropriations process “because we have questions about people like Gosar understanding the law.”

You may recall Gosar fleeing CNN’s cameras last October after being confronted for his claim that George Soros planned the Nazi rally in Charlottesville.

  • Sam_Handwich

    that this even happened is really disturbing

    • Judas Peckerwood

      The nazis have lost their fear of the rest of us. Time to change that.

    • Chucktech

      Compiling quite the detailed list of disturbing happenings, aren’t we?

      • Silver Badger

        It’s not like it’s hard to do.

    • Tomcat

      And expected at the same time.

    • ben-andy

      Rather like the Vietnam protesters being beaten by police leading to change in the US national feelings about that war, Ryan knows that the optics of videos of Dreamers being arrested in the Capitol, while red meat to the Thug base, would savagely turn the country against the Thugs in November. Dreamers are WAY more popular than the VW was by the time of Kent State [1970] which this would be similar to in scope.

      On the more immediate bright side, if that happened, nobody would give a fuck what Herr Dome-over said tonight. And Dreamers currently have the legal right to be here, there or anywhere and so the Thug government would receive another series of judicial black eyes to go with their feet in mouth, ham-handedness and near complete blindness to how truly awful they’re perceived as.

      • Bad Tom

        It would be unlawful arrest.

  • safari

    We should drug test the president before he speaks.

  • Leo
  • Leo
    • Lumpy Gaga

      Train for Skill

      • JCF

        Train for Skull.

        • prixator

          Aim for Skull.

  • Leo
    • Tread

      Well, Nunes has definitely poisoned the well, even in his recused state. I hope that fucker goes down in flames later this year.

      • BearEyes

        “recusal” – nunes doesn’t know what it means

  • Boreal
  • Leo
    • safari

      GOP trip over their dicks when it comes to Hillary’s emails.

    • Chucktech

      Perhaps because Hillary’s emails had already been done to fucking death, revealing no there, there?

  • PickyPecker
  • coram nobis

    I’m not aware the Capitol Police are trained in immigration law. Of course, if they just profile people of a certain appearance, that’s more SOP. But the visuals won’t be pretty on national television.

    • boatboy_srq

      We won’t like it. But there’s 27% of the electorate who would be elated – at least until their standard of living crashes and there’s nobody to do the jobs they won’t do or aren’t qualified for.

  • Galvestonian

    Scum lowlife bastard.

    Isn’t it time for a Revolution ?

  • leastyebejudged

    “the hallowed halls of Congress”

    I threw-up in my mouth.

  • safari
    • AmeriCanadian

      My reaction too when I heard this today. Hopefully his “interim” reign is short!

  • fuzzybits

    Wonder how many times he’s wandered around the desert with a gun looking to arrest folks.

  • Taylor Bixler

    how far from reality is this honestly….
    https://twitter.com/TheOnion/status/958437522593533957

    • coram nobis

      He looks like someone who’d like to command a concentration camp. The Eichmann look.

      • JCF

        He looks like someone who look through the peephole into a gas chamber….

  • IAMBOWLINGGREEN

    Arrest Trump : the money laundering, racist scum bag.

  • Cuberly Deux
    • Chucktech

      “Open wide, Dreamer, this will only hurt a little bit.”

    • Is it safe?

      • Cuberly Deux

        Nope, no it’s not…not at all. OUCH!

  • SoCalGal20

    Please tell me Gosar’s Congressional seat is in play.

    • Taylor Bixler

      Doubtful. He got over 70% of the vote in 2016

      • leastyebejudged

        How pathetic is it that a Democrat can’t run against him ?

        • Taylor Bixler

          It was a D district in 2010 apparently.

          • Tread

            Was the district gerrymandered after that?

          • Taylor Bixler

            AZ not my state. Maybe gerrymandered, or maybe AZ got another seat from population growth? But old 4th district turned into the 7th district apparently. So geographically it is a different district it seems.

      • SoCalGal20

        Did Dems run a candidate?

        Even if we can’t win there I hope we have a good candidate running. Make him work for it.

        • Taylor Bixler

          Yeah. Same person ran against him 2 cycles in a row. And got stomped.

          • SoCalGal20

            Sounds like my Congressional district. This time we have a legit candidate.

          • Taylor Bixler

            There looks like there is a new person this year on D side, a woman. Anna Perez.

  • Jerry Kott

    Is he going to stop the Jezebels and make sure they are wearing long sleeved garments?

  • VodkaAndPolitics

    I think we should arrest every GOP Politician accused of a crime on their way in the door. I believe there are over 20 allegations of sexual assault against the President, to date.

  • Proud MOFO Beaner (bkb)

    I said this in the other thread about this but I will repeat:

    He has the gall to say this in a state with one of highest precentages of natives. As a native myself i think all white people are “illegals” and rightfully should be herded up and sent back to their European shitholes. I grew up in Arizona and it used to be a beatiful state. Now it’s ruined by these shithole people and I can’t bear to go back

  • boobert

    Dreamers are being deported every day ! They got nothing to lose by showing up. See if you can guess what I hope happens at the sotu , lol.

  • Tom Furgas

    A right-winger dentist. Imagine that.

    • Cuberly Deux

      For a short period of time, had a dentist that would continually gripe about his ex-wife bleeding him dry and how Bill Clinton was ruining the country. At one point he insinuated that the reason he was divorced was that he cheated on his wife. I’d NEVER experienced a dentist like that before, that got so chatty, and here you’re his prone held-captive audience.

      And what was more bizarre his dental offices where smack dab in the Castro district. Just across Market St.

      Odd location for a right-wing misogynist cheating entitled republican asshole’s practice.

      • Chucktech

        and here you’re his prone held-captive audience.

        I would have tried to say, with cotton balls and dental tools in mouth, “hy on’t oo hut the huck ut?”

        • Cuberly Deux

          HA!

          Yeah, I’d do that now but as a fairly recent arrival to SF at the time I was still suffering from that mid-western thing, don’t invite conflict. Or avoid it at all costs. Bottle it up. And yep, that localism was alive and well in Colorado, where I was from.

          Did find a different dentist though.

      • Tom Furgas

        Every dentist I ever met was a hard-nosed right-wing asshole. One of them affected a military buzz-cut and bitched about a certain ethnic group being lazy low-lifes who sponge off the government. Had a flagpole outside his office with a gold-fringed star-spangled banner. Probably said the pledge of allegence to it every morning with his hand over his heart.

        • Cuberly Deux

          OMG, yeeeesh.

          Over the years I’ve experienced that more with doctors than dentists. And I still wonder. What the hell motivates them to over-share that shit? Is he thinking every bigot whim he has is shared by every single person he sees? Is he self-screening his patients?

          • (((GC)))

            On the other hand, truly professional medical professionals might well be careful to under-share, to avoid possibly upsetting their patients.

            When my Mom was in the hospital some years ago, she was chatting with her nurse, and as always, with her intense, genuine interest in other people’s lives, was drawing him out. It turned out he had a “honey”, but never mentioned his honey’s name or pronouns or gender.

            (That’s what made me think his honey was another man. Talking with him afterwards, about equal marriage in the news and such, it turned out that that was the case. My parents quickly perceived him as gay for a different reason, before that conversation: how he nurtured and “fussed over” my mother “like a mother hen.”)

          • Cuberly Deux

            We’re at a point where that over-share stuff is hand in hand with how polarized we are.

            One nurse that was taking care of my brother after a surgery just casually mentioned she was originally from Palo Alto in the Bay Area. I mentioned I was from Oakland. Have no idea why but she felt the need to start bashing California like crazy. It’s going broke, it’s full of overly-sensitive people, it’s too expensive, it’s a nanny state, it’s anti-family. At the time Fox had been airing anti-California propaganda like crazy. Gee wonder why she had such a generalized and angry rationale.

            I said, I love living in Oakland, and I do. Instead of getting drawn into her right-wing talking points I just let her riff. Who cares. Funny thing was my mother immediately fell in like with the nurse. It just confirmed how bad California was, my mom hated that I lived out of state. And my brother couldn’t stand the nurse. He said he thought she complained too much.

      • Dazzer

        Dentists generally are an odd lot.

        There’s a reason why dentists regularly top the list of ‘professionals’ who commit suicide.

  • Jamie_Johnson

    Of all the places where the Rule of Law needs to be enforced, it should be in the hallowed halls of Congress,,,

    Oh, if only… he said to an empty chamber.

  • geoffalnutt

    It’s the NAZI Police State!!

  • safari

    This is a group of people who claim they can’t be investigated for insider trading because that would involve the executive branch interfering with their work.

  • Treant

    I think we should do that. The optics might just get somebody to do something at some point.

    Maybe.

    Probably not.

  • Gustav2

    ARGH! Dreamers are already known to the government. asshole. They have SS numbers, ID’s necessary to qualify.

    Republicans don’t know how shit works.

  • KCMC

    Showtune relief, not sure how I tumblr-d into this yesterday https://youtu.be/J7gDure3VvA

    • charemor

      He looks a bit like Paul Ryan.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok
    • Treant

      Ana, Ana, Ana. We don’t eject on allegations. Don’t even get that kind of talk started, it’s what got us to the edge of fascism in the first place.

      Or…don’t treat other people the way Republicans treat Dreamers.

      • Tulle Christensen

        If there was a settlement, I assume the allegations were true

        • Treant

          Hence “allegations.”

      • Tatonka

        It would certainly be a massive ejectulation, though.

        • Ragnar Lothbrok

          Come again ?

          • Tatonka

            Don’t mind if I do!

          • Silver Badger

            Very good, new poster. You should feel right at home on JMG.

      • JackFknTwist

        Oh yeah, “of all places where the rule of law should apply “……

        Hahaha…..look down that street called Pennsylvania Avenue, see that white building at 1600 ?
        You could start there by arresting that treasonous pig.

    • Judas Peckerwood

      She misspelled “Uniom”.

      • Scott Carpenter

        She hadn’t had her covfefe.

  • Ninja0980

    A reminder that the only thing Trump did was make these assholes more comfortable to be their racist, bigoted selves.

  • TimCA
    • Gustav2

      Devin Nunes is the chair, not Dana Rohrabacher!

      If the clip continued they would explain Nunes certainly seems to be doing Trump’s bidding.

      • TimCA

        They’re discussing Devin Nunes, not Dana Rohrabacher.

        • Gustav2

          The first part was a snark. Rohrabacher is Putin’s bitch.

          • TimCA

            Well we’ve already known for a long while, Rohrabacher is a totally owned Russian asset. 🙂

  • JWC

    one of the better and novel ideas I read on here yesterday and a great help to the Dreamers What if one or more first nations Tribes temporarily adopted all the Dreamers and afforded them protection

    • KCMC

      ZOMG, YESSSSSS!!!!!

      • JWC

        It would totally help the Dreamers Give Brownie points to the Bands an so totally piss off Trump Miller and Kelly

        • KCMC

          sorta makes sense from culture that most Latin Am dreamers are native indigenous blends

          • JWC

            That and their main detractors are old WHITE men so any one of color in that dynamic is a brother and sister.. Why the Hell not. Call it Cochise’s Reckoning

    • nocadrummer

      Considering how the U.S. reneges on our treaties with the indigenous peoples, it might not work.

      • JWC

        It would be temporary which to mess with the March date

  • Ragnar Lothbrok
    • ChrisInKansas

      Pfft! I want my medals to be in English, not just random capital letters from some foreign country, thank you!

    • Judas Peckerwood

      But they were all from Norway, right?

      • Kruhn

        Sweden, actually.

  • another_steve

    Let them arrest all ugly men, I say.

    Rep. Gosar, you’re fired.

  • Leo
    • JWC

      Trump wants division the old “United we stand divided we fall”

    • PickyPecker

      Sounds like a threat from dump.

      • Gustav2

        Someone please take his big red button away from him.

    • Tread

      Um, what the fuck is this “major event” he’s talking about. They’re going to stage a terrorist attack, aren’t they? Or nuke North Korea?

      • Dazzer

        In historical terms, it’s referred to as “The Reichstag Fire”

        • Tread

          I know they’re desperate for something to impose some sort of martial law, but we all have to be ready. I will be fighting in the streets should it come to that.

    • TimCA

      If there’s one thing this president represents, it’s unity!

      Ein Volk, ein Reich, ein Führer!

    • SoCalGal20

      Fuck you, Trump!

    • BJORN RAGNVALDR

      Setting the stage to deny wanting what he is actually the fuck doing.

  • BearEyes

    “Of all the places where the Rule of Law needs to be enforced, it should be in the hallowed halls of Congress,”
    if only – but not for the reason he thinks.

  • SoCalGal20

    Oh, hey. There’s ANOTHER Trump dossier.

    https://twitter.com/malcolmnance/status/958401885693554688

    • Tread

      Oh shiiiiiiii–

    • Lars Littlefield

      Fabulous.

      • Gustav2

        Shearer is connected to the Clintons…so it will be dismissed.

        • SoCalGal20

          If you read the article, it’s not being dismissed. The FBI is apparently using it to investigate things that also came up in the Steele dossier. And it sounds like there’s something very specific in the dossier that they’re interested in.

          • Gustav2

            It will be dismissed by Republicans no matter how accurate is was.

          • SoCalGal20

            I don’t care if Rs dismiss it. They could have video with Trump and Putin where Putin tells Trump he hacked the election and made sure he won at Trump’s request and Rs would discredit it. I care if Mueller can use it to help build a case.

          • Gustav2

            Be prepared, just giving you the warning where they will go.

          • SoCalGal20

            I know where they will go.

          • Bad Tom

            That applies to literally everything.
            Republicans are unwise to do that so liberally.
            It costs them credibility.

  • vtdave

    The speech needs to have at least 2 counters running…1) sniffles per minute, and 2) lies told! We could make a drinking game out of it. Sound off though – gag reflex, don’t cha know!

    • JWC

      but how long does it take to say “we ‘re FUCKED”

  • -M-

    Of all places where free speech and the right to petition government leaders for redress of grievances should not be abridged. 🙄

  • JWC

    Gosar has the same “I just crapped myself ” expression that Ted Cruz has

  • AtticusP
  • Lars Littlefield

    If I knew this asshole’s SS Number I would happily post it on the “dark net” along with his birthdate. That’s all anyone needs to destroy a person.

  • Ninja0980

    https://twitter.com/EDLesh/status/958430556634669057
    Said it once on this and I’ll say it again.
    Yes Grassley is a scumbag but the GOP Judiciary committee under Orrin Hatch (Arlen Specter partially observed the blue slip) had made clear the blue slip was something only Democrats had to honor, not Republicans.
    The fact Patrick Leahy put it back in place despite Republicans history and allowing them to keep seats open for years is on him, not Grassley.
    It’s also on the Democratic party as a whole for simply not caring about the courts the way Republicans do.
    The fact so many Democrats shrugged their shoulders at a SCOTUS vacancy still drives me nuts.
    And don’t even get me started on the lower courts.
    Bottom line, we want to win elections, then we need to stress how important the courts are again and again, period.

  • FAEN

    Party of family values my tanned ass!!!!

  • safari
    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      Dafuq?!?

      Clearly, he’s either got one hell of a union rep or he has something on his bosses. Seriously?

      • Tread

        Sounds like the head IT guy at my company.

  • Tmaximus

    FYI: Steve King (R-IA), Andy Harris (R-MD), Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA), Louie Gohmert (R-Texas), Paul Gosar (R-AZ) were being discussed in Czech news…they were on their way to a meeting they requested in Prague with the leader of an extreme right wing (Nazi) party, the Movement of Freedom and Direct Democracy (SPD)…Gohmert’s office was angry when asked about the meeting and refused to discuss it. The meeting did get cancelled due to the gov’t shut down drama in DC.

    These US Congressmen have asked to meet the head of the organization demanding, on the floor of Czech Parliament, the gassing of Jews, gays and Roma nomads.
    https://blisty.cz/art/89613-five-us-congressmen-will-meet-the-leader-of-a-czech-party-whose-secretary-has-called-for-the-gassing-of-jews-gays-and-roma.html

    • katkelly57

      Muthafuckas!

      True colors for sure.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    Why couldn’t Ryan just shoot him. They always make it so complicated.

    • safari

      I imagine the only guns Ryan has handled is when he was playing Kochs and Rubbers.

      • KCMC

        and when it’s arm day.

        • safari

          There is no leg day

          • KCMC

            nope. Just chicken strips.

    • GanymedeRenard

      Quite simply, because Ryan is a proven weasel. A Catholic. And a fan of Ayn Rand – connect the dots, if possible.

      • Jean-Marc in Canada

        That’s like asking someone to find a the corner in a round room. LOL

        • GanymedeRenard

          There you go!

  • IAMBOWLINGGREEN
  • SoCalGal20

    LMAO somebody grabbed the nunesmemo.com domain and it redirects to the campaign page of his opponent, Andrew Janz.

    https://twitter.com/janzforcongress/status/958427110724349952

    • Gustav2

      Isn’t Andrew Janz to the right of Sen Joe Manchin?

      • SoCalGal20

        He’s Deputy District Attorney of Fresno County. He’s a Dem and he has a chance against Devin Nunes. At this point I’m not going to be picky but from following him on Twitter I don’t get the impression he’s a total DINO.

  • That_Looks_Delicious

    It used to be Trump’s line, but at this point we can now ironically say that the GOP has “the best people.” Monsters.

    • Dazzer

      It’s more a case of they have all the best people’s body parts, but haven’t assembled them into a single decent human being yet.

  • GanymedeRenard

    I know it’s Anthony Weiner, yes, I know, but I only wish another D lawmaker had this attitude when things like this would arise: “The gentleman will seat!”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4zwCMf8dsc

  • That_Looks_Delicious

    The saying is still true. You can’t spell ‘crazy’ without R-AZ.

  • Charlie 2001

    If they did something like this it would dominate the news tomorrow. I doubt that is what the Republican want. If Trump is smart (which I doubt) he will call for an infrastructure plan and probably a deal with Democrats that saves the Dreamers and builds his wall. Saying this gives Gosar some press.

  • bkmn

    I hope we can find a good Dem to challenge this asshole.

    • TrollopeReader

      he did move from AZ 4 to AZ 1 to be in a safer district ….

  • GanymedeRenard
    • Silver Badger

      Not only was he an immigrant, he was a dreamer. His undocumented parents sent him to earth when he was a baby.

      • GanymedeRenard

        Exactly, thank you.

      • Dreaming Vertebrate

        Dotard Trump: Everyone knows the planet Krypton was a real sh!th0le.

  • bkmn
    • LeeCMH

      You’ve got to be taught to hate and fear
      You’ve got to be taught from year to year
      It’s got to be drummed in your dear little ear
      You’ve got to be carefully taught

      You’ve got to be taught to be afraid
      Of people whose eyes are oddly made
      And people whose skin is a diff’rent shade
      You’ve got to be carefully taught

      You’ve got to be taught before it’s too late
      Before you are six or seven or eight
      To hate all the people your relatives hate
      You’ve got to be carefully taught

  • Ninja0980
    • Treant

      Lemme guess; he’s a BernieBot. What he’s saying is that *he* won’t bother to support a candidate that isn’t Our Devolution backed.

      • Tread

        The “demorat” in his tweet tells you all you need to know. Fuck that guy.

        • Treant

          I missed that, but I tend to auto-correct. 🙂

  • bkmn
    • coram nobis

      Prudent. If Donald attacks NK, the embassy in Seoul will probably be one of the first hit by NK artillery. Certainly it would be on a list of targets, and zeroed in.

      • TrollopeReader

        yeah, with what, 30,000 rockets (or more) aimed at Seoul … even collateral damage will be rather severe …

        • coram nobis

          Yes, but I’m sure their targeting includes particular locations. They’ve had 65 years to boresight and zero their tubes.

  • Dreaming Vertebrate

    The Dotard is all set to deliver his #SODUMB speech.
    #Slobbering Oleaginous Dotard’s Ugly Mental Breakdown

    • bkmn

      My guess is they will have him heavily sedated (and possibly hypnotized) so he stays on script, so the media can drool tomorrow about how “Presidential” he was.

  • Lazycrockett

    Dick.

  • aagold76 .

    I’m sure for basic security efforts, everyone will be asked for ID and scanned upon entering.

  • Damn, you managed to make Ryan look less extreme than you, tha’ts kinda hard to do.

  • SkokieGuy

    Will Melania’s papers be scrutinized as well?

    • TrollopeReader

      do you think they have Capitol Police officers that can translate Slovenian??

  • #DJTK5F

    Let there come a time soon when any politician who ever cast a vote as a Republican feels the anxiety of being hunted down, arrested, and imprisoned.

    • TrollopeReader

      like governor Haley Barbour? !! 😉

  • David Lightfoot

    Moran [sic]. The DACA dreamers are here legally until the Republicans throw them out.

    Stupidity is almost as offensive as bigotry, though I guess the two often go hand in hand.

  • TrollopeReader

    Sadly, there’s probably at least one officer on duty tonight who thinks this is a *really excellent idea* and *I might be promoted* …. *sigh*

  • Charles Nelson

    So…have ICE and the Capitol police arrest any attendee that has brown skin…then check their citizenship status later?

  • JCF
  • justme

    Maybe they shoud arrest all those “congressional Leaders” attending who are pretending to represent all citizen of the U.S.