Congress gives Felipe Calderon a standing ovation for bashing Arizona’s immigration law
I am going to be perfectly honest with you, the story that I am about to write about absolutely sickens me!
Today Mexican President Felipe Calderon stood in front of the United States congress and lectured them about Arizona’s new immigration law. His comments about Arizona’s law drew a standing ovation from congress.
He stood up in front of our government officials and slammed a law that one of our states made, and congress stood up and applauded him for this. I have seen many reports on the internet about Democrats giving him a standing ovation, but I am not willing to let Republicans off of the hook here. It appears to me that when the standing ovation started there were also Republicans who stood up and cheered him.
It can be argued that the congress was simply doing this as a show of respect to the leader of another country but that does not cut it in my opinion. I am disgusted by the fact that a foreign leader was on OUR soil, bashed OUR country, and OUR leaders cheered him on loudly for this.
70% of Americans polled agree with Arizona’s new law and yet congress decided to alienate those Americans in order to align themselves with the president of another country. It shows us where their true loyalties lie.
We MUST remember this in November and show congress where OUR loyalties lie– with the United States of AMERICA!
UPDATE: It turns out that it was actually Eric Holder who led the standing ovation, read more here.