An audience attending an immigration town hall event hosted by Tennessee Rep. Scott DesJarlais (R) filled with Tea Partiers callously cheered after a child had her request denied publicly by the lawmaker.
When the brave little girl, Josie, stood up and asked, “Mr. DesJarlais, I have papers but my daddy doesn’t. What can you do to make sure he can stay with me?” DesJarlais thanked her and replied matter-of-factly, “But, the answer still kinda remains the same that we have laws and we need to follow those laws…and that’s where we’re at” after which the crowd erupted into enthusiastic applause.
Let me say that again. After a terrified young girl mustered up the courage to ask if there was a way for her to keep her father in the U.S. with her and a Congressman basically shot her down, the adult Tea Party crowd CHEERED and CLAPPED with glee right in front of her.
Watch the appalling video here: