A Republican Arizona state lawmaker is warning that immigration poses an “existential threat” to our country and told supporters about the lack of “white kids” in the state’s schools.
“If we don’t do something about immigration very, very soon, the demographics of our country will be irrevocably changed and we will be a very different country,” state Rep. David Stringer (R) said at the Yavapai County Republican Men’s Forum on Monday, according to video shared on social media.
An AZ legislator made these overtly racist comments about our students. It's time to remove xenophobic radicals from elected office this November! We deserve leaders who understand we're a nation of immigrants who bring a diversity of experiences & ideas. https://t.co/P5I9QpUHDI pic.twitter.com/NSrJS2WZA3
— David Schapira (@dschapira) June 13, 2018
Stringer claimed that “there aren’t enough white kids to go around” in Arizona schools, and that it will be reflected in the voting booth in about 10 to 15 years.
“It’s going to change the demographic voting base of this state,” he added. “And that’s what’s going on around the country. Immigration is politically destabilizing. President Trump has talked about this. Immigration today represents an existential threat to the United States.”
David Schapira, a Democratic candidate for superintendent of Public Instruction, shared a video of Stringer’s comments on Facebook.
Schapira told The Phoenix New Times that he found the now-deleted video on Stringer’s Facebook page.