Here we go again! Michele Bachmann, realizing that the world once again had forgotten that she still holds a political office, let alone cared about what she had to say, decided to stir the pot a bit. On Tuesday, in an interview with CNN’s Crossfire host Van Jones, Bachmann called the thousand of Central American refugee children “invaders” and linked them to rapists and…car crashes.
“Foreign nationals that have come into the United States are between 300- to 500,000,” she said. “My heart is broken for a female college student in Minnesota who was raped, murdered and mutilated by a foreign national who came into our country. We had a school bus full of kids in Minnesota. Four children were killed on that school bus because an illegal alien driving a van went into that school bus.” “My tears are crying for the family members who lost four little children on a school bus in Minnesota,” Bachmann continued, overtalking Jones as he objected to her attempt to link these children to incidents from years before they stepped foot in our country.
“There are lines that can’t be crossed here,” Jones responded. “I’m sorry, congresswoman. Are you gonna scapegoat children for the crime of this despicable person?”
Bachmann did not cite sources, so it is unclear which of America’s many rape cases she was referencing, but she was likely blaming these children–most of whom are not old enough to drive–for a 2008 bus crash that tragically took the lives of Hunter and Jesse Javens, Emilee Olson, and Reed Stevens, the kids she claims her heart is with, but can not name.
“We should stand with those children, but we should not scapegoat every one of these kids for that despicable crime,” he said. “You know better as a congressperson than to lay at the feet of these children the acts of a despicable criminal.”
“Don’t scapegoat the American people,” Bachmann responded. “Van, don’t scapegoat the American people right now who are losing jobs.”
Watch Bachmann compare children to rapists, below: