Tennessee Congressman Scott DesJarlais (R) recently was approached by an 11 year old girl at a town hall meeting.
Josie Molina, an 11 year old girl, asked Rep. DesJarlais, “Mr. DesJarlais, I have papers, but I have a dad who’s undocumented. What can I do to have him stay with me?”
DesJarlais responded, “Thank you for being here and thank you for coming forward and speaking. This is a big intimidating crowd and appreciate you coming forward and asking your question, but the answer still kinda remains the same, that we have laws, and we need to follow those laws and you know, that’s where we’re at.”
DesJarlais has consistently taken a hardline position on immigration saying that enforcement should be the first priority and that amnesty should not be granted to those who break the law.
Now the Congressman’s campaign is fundraising off of his exchange with the young girl who was concerned for her father. See the text of the fundraising e-mail below: