While most Americans take time off and recognize today as Martin Luther King Day, Mitt Romney has chosen to spend the day campaigning with the grandfather of Arizona’s and Alabama’s “Papers Please” anti-immigration laws, Kris Kobach.
On a day set aside to honor civil rights activist Martin Luther King, Jr., Mitt Romney plans to tout his extreme immigration positions during a campaign stop in South Carolina today — with Kris Kobach, the author of Arizona’s and Alabama’s immigration laws, at his side. He will attack his competitors Newt Gingrich and Rick Perry for their softer immigration stances, which could resonate with South Carolina voters who support that state’s harmful immigration law.
“Mitt Romney stands apart from the others. He’s the only one who’s taken a strong across-the-board position on immigration,” Kobach said, and he told Fox News’ Neil Cavuto that Romney was much farther to the right on illegal immigration than his fellow presidential candidates.
I’m not sure Mitt Romney is further to the right than Rick Perry, who was endorsed by Sheriff Joe Arpaio, however I welcome Romney in continuously repeating that. By all means. Continue expressing how far to the right you are from now until November.
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, the author of “Papers Please,” officially endorsed Mitt Romney this past week, and before becoming Secretary of State he worked for the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) which according to the Southern Poverty Law Center is a hate group.
None of this seems to bother Mitt Romney however as evidenced by his campaigning alongside the man on today of all days.