Congressman Compares Undocumented Immigrants to Water on Sinking Ship
Republican leaders have repeatedly warned party members against harsh immigration rhetoric following a dismal showing with Latino voters in November, but the message doesn’t seem to have resonated with some in the GOP.
Rep. Lou Barletta (R-PA), for example, just compared undocumented immigrants to extra water on a sinking ship.
“Why are we even talking about a pathway to citizenship when our borders aren’t even close to being secure?” Barletta told The New York Times during a discussion on possible outcomes of the immigration reform debate currently taking place in Washington.
“Let’s not take on any more water on this sinking ship,” he said. “Let’s patch the holes. Then we’ll decide what do we do with all this water that’s here.”