|Goodlatte: A national embarrassment.|
Bob Goodlatte, the 6th District Representative to U.S. Congress from Roanoke has just sent the following disgusting, bigoted, xenophobic and massively incorrect message to people he represents:
Candidates for Roanoke City Council have a choice to make. Just last week they advocated making Roanoke a "Sanctuary City." This type of policy flies in the face of common sense and would create a haven for dangerous criminal aliens, gangs, and drug dealers in our community.
Recently, in San Francisco, a young woman was murdered on a pier by a criminal alien who had previously been detained on drug charges and later released because of the city's choice not to comply with federal immigration laws. It was a truly preventable tragedy, and one I do not want to see repeated.
Sanctuary cities put our lives in danger.
Pressure from the community has resulted in several candidates retreating from their original position, but some doubled down by repeating their pledge to make Roanoke a Sanctuary City.
We need to make sure leaders across the 6th Congressional District and the public understand the consequences of Sanctuary City policies. Sign our petition by clicking the image below ...
Goodlatte's bigotry knows no end and with this, he is putting himself in a league with the nutjob homophobes in North Carolina, Mississippi, South Carolina and Tennessee. Homophobia, xenophobia, bigotry. Goodlatte is playing to the hard right and he is losing his humanity in the effort.
Those of us who are in a position to vote for or against him need to contact him directly and tell him exactly what we think of him characterizing Roanoke's immigrant families as dangerous criminals by citing a single case (out of millions of refugees)and that case in San Francisco. Ask him to cite a Roanoke example. A recent Roanoke example. He will not be able to. And even if he could, are we so afraid of a tiny minority that we will treat good people badly?
Know the facts. Warn Goodlatte he is losing you.