GOP Rep. Rohrabacher Speculates YouTube Shooter ‘Could Be’ an Illegal Immigrant


Congressman Dana Rohrabacher wildly speculated on-air this afternoon about a possible link between the shooting at YouTube HQ and illegal immigration.

In a segment first flagged by ThinkProgress, the congressman was on to talk about sanctuary cities, and he opened the segment on the shooting by saying this:

“You were going to discuss with me sanctuary cities and the sanctuary state movement, and it fits right into what you’re talking about right now. Would anyone be surprised? We have a state government in California that’s trying to prevent our law enforcement people from working with the federal law enforcement people to get together the criminal illegal aliens… Would anyone right now listening to you think, ‘Well, this certainly wouldn’t be an illegal immigrant there.’ Well, it could be. Everybody knows that it could be.”

Rohrabacher went on to talk about the need to control the border and to “emphasize that any illegal in this state should be sent back, whether he’s a criminal or not, but especially criminals.”

Minutes later, he again emphasized that “it would surprise no one” if the shooter turned out to be “someone who was here illegally.”

(For the record, FBN’s David Asman said during the segment, “I just want to again emphasize it’s far too early to know who is involved in the shooting itself, but we are ascertaining all the details we can.”)

So far there are few concrete details about the shooter. The suspect is a female and was found dead at the scene from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Watch above, via Fox Business Network.

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