Chickensh*t House GOPers: Too Dangerous To Leave Hotel, But Not For Central American Kids
July 18, 2014

Seven Republicans were appointed to a new working group to ..cough...cough...fix the border crisis that they claim Obama has failed to address. They all took a trip to Central America and visited Honduras and Guatemala to check out what's really going on down there because as you know, a weekend trip will reveal all. Christianist Rep. Steve Pearce came away saying that violence had nothing to do with the influx of migrant children to the states.

Congressman Steve Pearce said Wednesday that most immigrants from Central America who are crossing illegally into the United States are driven by economic reasons, not fear of physical danger in their homeland.Pearce, R-Hobbs, said he was part of a seven-member working group from the U.S. House of Representatives that visited Guatemala and Honduras over the weekend.

Political leaders in both countries admit to having some of the highest crime rates in the world, but their residents by and large are not trying to flee to the United States because of violence at home, Pearce said in a conference call with reporters. Rather, they are motivated by the possibility of jobs and more income.

You may not know what kind of man he is, but in Rep. Steve Pearce's ((R-N.M.) book, he opines that his marriage should run like the military and his wife should submit herself to him and he in-turn would lead her. What a great guy. So you may be asking how do these chickenshits know that violence played no part in their exodus?

Pearce said he and the rest of the House delegation that visited Honduras and Guatemala did not venture from their hotel very often because of the dangers, but the message they received in both countries was consistent: "Send back our children."

"They absolutely are fearful of losing the next generation," he said.

You gotta be f&*king kidding me. It was too dangerous for these brave House Republicans to leave their hotel rooms, but perfectly safe enough for children to live there peacefully? And you know, politicians from Central America always want to be honest with heroic Congressmen, who were not frightened when they hid in their rooms, so why would they ever lie to them about how violent their countries are?

Digby writes:

Right. It's much too dangerous for God fearing Real Americans to venture out into the streets but little kids are wily and quick and they can slither out of the grasp of the violent criminals who want to kidnap, torture and kill them. Anyway, it's character building.

If it makes the poor Central American parents who sent their kids north in a desperate bid for safety and a chance at life feel any better, these people hate American children too so don't take it too personally.

Mother Jones writes:

So to recap: Tegucigalpa is too dangerous for grown members of Congress to leave their downtown hotel rooms, but a perfectly fine place to send an eight-year-old kid. (According to a press release, the congressional delegation did leave their hotel to visit an outreach center funded by the US government. They also met with the president and first lady of Honduras.) Meanwhile, not content with the results of Pearce's investigation, a rival Congressional delegation, led by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), is en route to Central America now. We'll see if they find it safe enough to walk around.

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