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Rep. Gohmert: Democrats Have Created an ‘Attractive Nuisance that Has Lured People to Their Death’

Craig Bannister
By Craig Bannister | July 11, 2019 | 2:35 PM EDT

Rep. Louie Gohmert
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Democrats’ promises of legalization and amnesty are luring illegal aliens to their deaths, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) said Thursday.

At a House hearing, Gohmert blamed Democrats, not only for creating the humanitarian crisis at the southern border, but of creating an “attractive nuisance” that has lured illegal immigrants into harm’s way:

“That’s what has been created by our friends across the aisle: an attractive nuisance that has lured people to their death, to horrible living conditions.”

“The failure to secure our border is what has caused this crisis. The promises of legalization, amnesty, better living conditions, all these kind of things, it continued to lure more and more people here.”

 

Gohmert argued that, if members of Congress didn’t have immunity, illegal immigrants could actually sue them for refusing to secure the border, just as people can sue the owner of a pool who fails to put a wall or fence around it:

“Now, if we didn’t have immunity in Congress, then, you could have the survivors of those who have died trying to get here – or the hundreds of thousands, potentially – that have been personally harmed, raped on the way here, maybe millions, they would have lawsuits against members. But, we have immunity.

“But, we know, in our evolved system of justice, that, if you have, for example, a swimming pool in your yard, and you fail to put a fence around it, or a wall around it, and somebody comes in and is harmed, drowned, they have a potentially major verdict that they’re going to get against the individuals who refuse to put a wall, a fence around an attractive nuisance – that’s the legal term, not mine.

“That’s what has been created by our friends across the aisle: an attractive nuisance that has lured people to their death, to horrible living conditions.”

 

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