Sharon Runner stands up to Vicente Fox, Mexican-"American" legislators
Posted Thu, May 25, 2006 at 6:26 pm
Earlier today, Mexico's Vicente Fox spoke before the California legislature. As previously discussed, Todd Spitzer (R-Orange) conducted a silent protest. Another American went even further. Sharon Runner (R – Lancaster) refused to show up for the speech entirely. And, she might face a reprimand from the leaders in the legislature who have divided loyalties.
"I believe it is wrong for the California State Legislature to give this platform to a foreign head of state whose policies and corrupt government institutions pose a threat to the social, economic and security interests of the people of the United States... I will not be attending President Fox's address because I do not believe that his Administration has done enough to enforce our nation's mutual border laws and because his country continues to harbor and protect California fugitives from prosecution in the U.S."
"President Fox has a history of non-cooperation with American officials on immigration issues at both state and federal levels... Unfortunately, I am not surprised that the liberal majority in Sacramento would give President Fox this type of platform in California that puts him on equal footing with our Governor or our President. I would be open to discussion with President Fox if he were coming to explain his country's backward policies and offer some resolution and compromise to the California people. However, that is clearly not the case."
"This is one of those issues I feel that passionate about... I do not want to give credibility to the liberal majority's acceptance of illegal immigration and Mexico's official policies urging its citizens to break the law and come to the United States illegally."
"I think the California Legislature's liberal majority is confused, bending over backwards to support Mexico and illegal immigrants... I was elected by the citizens of my district and that is where I will be this evening, serving the people of the 36th Assembly District."